Priscacara liops, Knightia eocaena, Knightia alta
    Green River Formation, Wyoming

    This highly decorative mural is comprised of 31 tiles of Green River limestone, sixteen of which each contains a beautifully preserved fossil fish. The Green River Formation is famed for producing some of the very finest fish fossils in the world, in great abundance and variety, and their high quality is perfectly demonstrated here. Every one of the fossils displays the exceptional detail and definition one expects from this locality; four of them are the plump and characterful P. liops, an extinct species of perch and a highly popular fossil from the region, and the remaining fish are a mixture of the K. eocaena and the less-common, fat-bodied K. alta, amongst the most populace species in these ancient waters. The tiles are arranged in a stepped diamond shape and the whole piece measures 71 7/8 x 48 inches overall; with the strong dark brown of the fish standing in lovely contrast to the soft cream limestone, it makes for a superb and eye-catching display piece.

    Estimate: $10,000 - $14,000.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2010
    17th Sunday
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