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    Sale 12052

    Science & Natural History

    19 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 59

    A LARGE SLICE OF PETRIFIED WOOD

    NORTHERN ARIZONA

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE SLICE OF PETRIFIED WOOD
    NORTHERN ARIZONA
    Araucarioxylon arizonicum from the Triassic (circa 225 million years ago) sliced longitudinally and polished to reveal a rainbow of colours, in table top form, on two supporting stands
    59 x 33 x 22in. (150 x 84 x 56cm.)


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    Literature

    cf. Dernbach, U., Petrified Forests, (Heppenheim: 1996).