Bapak Ayub Kune from the village of Hane in the central highlands of West Timor has prepared this beautiful example of this exciting ancient medium. You can use this ovoid shape to lend your strong knife to carve and create your own masterpiece.
It also represents an excellent example of Fossilized Coral from Timor.
This fantastic and unique medium is 6-10 million year old fossilised brain coral, Symphillia, Platgrya, or Fovea, formed in the Miocene era. The individual granulation of each piece of coral evokes a very special feeling when carved. Every one unique. This will weather well inside or out.
The coral is from the Sunu incline around the area of Hane in the central highlands of West Timor and dates to the Miocene era. Timor is described as an “uplifted faulted margin of the former Australian craton composed of Permian to Cretaceous aged rock. Miocene and lower rocks form a thin layer in some areas.
After many months I have finally secured a positive identification and status for these amazing corals. The Department of Environment and Water Resources, who acts on behalf of CITES, has agreed that they are a petrified fossil and not a risk as they are a technically a rock. Certification will come in your parcel unless you request otherwise.
28cm long x 20cm wide x 7cm deep.
11″ long x 8″ wide x 2.75″ deep.
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Australia=$15- to $25 depending on where you are.
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