Description

    Amber with Inclusions
    Hymenaea protera
    Miocene
    Dominican Republic
    1.66 x 1.24 x 0.56 inches (4.22 x 3.16 x 1.42 cm)


    Amber is a very popular fossil, and specimens from the Dominican Republic - with insect inclusions - are clear examples of why. However, this water clear glob of golden-yellow fossilized tree resin is so special for the creature trapped within: a spider! A postage stamp sized close-up photo of the ancient arachnid accompanies the piece which details the unique nature of the prehistoric inhabitant. The piece features additional inclusions which appear to be internal fracturing that do not affect the integrity of this piece.

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    1st-8th Thursday-Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 3
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