Free standing pecten and sea urchin
Close up of amazingly detailed scallop shell
Close up of large sea urchin
This is a beautiful display piece for the home.
It comes from Provence, France, and is from the Mesozoic Era,12 million years old.
Pectens and sea urchins are still with us today, but these particular creatures have been frozen in time. The shells are scallops, known as Pecten yessoensis.
Fossils can no longer be collected from this site, so these are from slabs of limestone we purchased many years ago.
Nothing can be seen until preparation begins, and we never know what we will find. Sometimes many shells, and sometimes very few.
It is rare to find a large sea urchin such as this one so well preserved.
This piece has wonderful colour, and makes a beautiful free standing display, especially in a bathroom.
SIZE: 30" wide x 62" high x 7" thick