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    Amber with Plant Inclusions
    Hymenaea protera
    Oligocene
    Domincan Republic

    When it comes to the inclusions which make much of the fossilized tree resin known as Amber so sought after as a collectible commodity, plant material is actually much rarer than insects. This inflated example of golden-yellow color has a myriad of plant remnants which look more like an artist's landscape than a fossil from millions of years ago. The naturally preserved diorama in the Amber has an undersea look to it with highly-detailed, leafy "tree-like" plants as if flowing in a liquid home. The unique scene is further intriguing as the three-dimensional nature of the piece allows for viewing the botanicals from all angles. The polished specimen has minor surface scratches which do not detract from the leafy gold-like plants.
    Overall Measurements: 1.59 x 1.13 x 0.84 inches (4.03 x 2.86 x 2.14 cm)

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


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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