London, South Kensington
10 September 2015
A LARGE PLAQUE OF FOSSILIZED SCALLOPS
From the Miocene (23-5 million years ago) the specimens of Pecten maximus up to 6½-inch long
43x41x 5½ in. (112x103x14 cm.)
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Preserved in their final pose, these fossil Pectens, are the ancestors of today's modern (edible) scallop. Their surrounding host rock has been carved away to reveal their detail.
Please note that this lot should be marked with a red square in the printed catalogue and as such the lot will be removed off-site to Cadogan Tate at the close of business on the day of the sale where free storage will apply until 5pm on Thursday 24th September.
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