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    FOSSIL FISH MOSAIC TRIO
    Knightia eocaena, Phareodus encaustus, Priscacara liops
    Eocene
    Green River Formation, Lincoln Co, Wyoming
    The limestone fossil beds of the Green River Formation are renowned the world over for their abundance of exceptionally preserved fish and other flora and fauna; remnants of the system of lakes that covered the sub-tropical area over 50 million years ago. Nineteen genera of fish have been identified from the location and here in three beautiful mosaic wall-hangings are represented numerous specimens of the Formation's most characteristic denizen; the primitive herring Knightia, together with the attractive prehistoric perch Priscacara and one specimen of the carnivorous, fat-bellied Phareodus - measuring 12 inches long. Each fish displays the typically excellent quality of preservation and preparation characteristic of the Green River specimens, strikingly dark brown against their pale limestone matrix. Each mosaic is comprised of square tiles of this limestone, across which the fish swim serenely, and framed in dark-stained wood, each 65 3/8 x 33 3/8 inches.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    12th Sunday
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