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Fossil Whalebone Frog Carving Lily Pad [98752]

Brand : Dreamtimes Studio

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This intricately-detailed work of fossil whalebone carving showcases a frog perched atop a lily pad, carved to incredible precision! This unique carving was professionally carved by the skilled sculptor and artist Ron Stevens, from Thailand, in the 1990s.

The Gaviota coast in California is a beach-goers' paradise - and an exciting place for fossil hunters. Dating back over 15 million years, the Monterey shale formation along this coastline provides valuable insight into the marine life of bygone eras; its mudstone contains remarkable specimens, including fossilized whalebone, from the Miocene.

Without the powerful force of the San Andreas fault, California's coast would still be submerged deep beneath ocean waters. For 18 million years, this geological phenomenon has pushed and pulled with tremendous pressure to create dramatic elevation - transforming what was once a seabed into the spectacular land we see today!

Size of fossil whalebone carving of a frog on a lily pad: 3 3/8" L X 2 1/8" W X 1 1/2" H. Weight: About 6.7 ounces.

Ships with Certificate of Authenticity and information about the carving.

This truly one-of-a-kind work of art is a conversation starter! An exquisite fossil whalebone carving depicting the timeless image of a frog on its lily pad will surely add an intriguing earthy feel and historic charm to any home. It may remind us that life has evolved over millennia, with this unique piece offering insight into our ancient Miocene past.

This is Guaranteed Authentic fossilized whalebone. It was legally collected, professionally carved and arrives with a Certificate of Authenticity.