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Our Ammonite Sculpture, Medium is a wonderfully detailed sculpture of an Ammonite. A charming little decorative object that is also a great conversation starter. The sculpture is perfect indoors on a small table or mantle or outside on a porch on patio side table or as a centerpiece. This sculpt is even better when matched with our one of our other nature themed planters and sculptures (see below) and is a natural fit in any beach house decor environment.
As per Wikipedia: The name "ammonite", from which the scientific term is derived, was inspired by the spiral shape of their fossilized shells, which somewhat resemble tightly coiled rams' horns. Ammonoids are a group of extinct marine mollusc animals in the subclass Ammonoidea of the class Cephalopoda. These molluscs, commonly referred to as ammonites, are more closely related to living coleoids (i.e., octopuses, squid and cuttlefish) than they are to shelled nautiloids such as the living Nautilus species. The earliest ammonites appeared during the Devonian, with the last species vanishing shortly after the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, during the Danian epoch of the Paleocene.
Ammonites are excellent index fossils, and linking the rock layer in which a particular species or genus is found to specific geologic time periods is often possible. Their fossil shells usually take the form of planispirals, although some helically spiraled and nonspiraled forms (known as heteromorphs) have been found.
This distinctive sculpture is meticulously hand cast and hand finished in our USA foundry in high density cast stone. Suitable for Indoor / Outdoor Use. Guaranteed outdoor durability.
Shown in Aged Limestone (AL) finish, but, is available in all the colors shown in the chart below. Make your choice by selecting your finish in the finish/colors options list by the "Add to Cart" button. Product is handmade by skilled artisans and due to the nature of materials used, natural variations can occur in size weight and color, making each piece unique.
17" L x 5" W x 16.75" HWeight 41 lbs.