If one fossilized Crinoid is great, how about hundreds? This Crinoid marble, which began as sedimentary rock containing fossils which marbleized over time, has been sculptured to feature hundreds of ancient Crinoid specimens from China. These little creatures would have littered the prehistoric ocean floor over 300 million years ago. In their heyday, they would of resembled lilies with long stems. The Crinoids now lay in a black matrix and pop with their light, calming gray coloration. The overall material has been cut and polished into a fine decorative piece with a flat bottom for easy installation. This modern-looking, yet truly ancient, sculpture is in excellent condition.
Overall Measurements: 17.52 x 4.72 x 18.50 inches (44.50 x 12.00 x 47.00 cm)
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000.
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