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    An Artfully Designed Circular Fossil Specimen Tabletop
    3/4 inches high x 46-1/2 inches diameter (1.9 x 118.1 cm)
    The tabletop measures approximately 46.5 inches (118 cm) in diameter and is about .75 inches (1.9 cm) think inclusive of the thin wood backing. The piece is composed of material from the Sahara Desert Region of Morocco which dates to the Devonian Period some 400 million years ago!! The sedimentary rock, which includes fossil remnants of ancient marine creatures, including Orthoceras which was a straight-shelled, chambered nautiloid similar to a modern-day squid and various ammonoids in a limestone matrix, has been metamorphosed into a marble. The black and brown areas are common representations of rock that is quarried in Morocco. The pieces are fabricated to be functional pieces but do include authentic fossils. There is a large surface crack where the pieces were inlaid together.



    Condition Report*: Damaged with some separation and cracking on the coated primary sectional inlaid surface.
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    Auction Dates
    March, 2018
    10th-11th Saturday-Sunday
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