Description

    Amber with Inclusions
    Hymenaea protera
    Oligocene
    Dominican Republic

    This glassy example of prehistoric tree resin may only weigh 22.2 grams, but the orb of golden yellow Amber houses a spider which certainly makes it stand apart. The Amber is smooth to the touch over the entire surface functioning much like a polished "worry stone" when moved between the fingers. A clear specimen, with a limited amount of detritus in the ancient suspension, this one has a spider at an intersection of internal cracks and fissures that converge forming a permanent home for the arthropod. A postage stamped size close-up photo of the spider accompanies the Lot for the ease of identification. Spiders are not common in Amber, and this fossil is anything but common.
    Overall Measurements: 1.90 x 1.53 x 0.84 inches (4.82 x 3.89 x 2.13 cm)

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


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2017
    29th-30th Saturday-Sunday
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