DescriptionEXTREMELY RARE MAMMAL HAIR IN AMBER
Samland Peninsular, Russia
All sorts of debris is captured by sticky tree resin as it rolls down the tree's trunk; usually it is simply floral detritus, but occasionally a small insect will find itself trapped, and more occasionally something truly intriguing such as the present specimen. Clearly visible through the pale golden lens of this clear amber nugget is a ½-inch tuft of many fine hairs left behind by some animal, a tantalizing hint of life in the prehistoric forests of today's Baltic coast. Containing also small mites and plant material, the nugget measures 1¼ x 1 3/8 x ¼ inches and is presented in a magnifier case.
Estimate: $600 - $800.
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