Ammonite (Cephalopod)


Ammonite (Cephalopod)

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Art casting | Patinated |Size 40 x 50

Ammonite (Cephalopod)

Stone witnesses of prehistory: At the time of the first flowering plants, As the life revolved around to its soaring, transformed marine organisms in vast lagoons into Jurassic , Nature created in art and stone witnesses of former communities.Their studies provided the basis of the evolution research. Our faithfulness to the original replicas renowned and unique fossils open up a deep insight into the life of the prehistoric world.

The very decorative, reminiscent of the outer shell of a snail shell must has these cephalopods name-Artihre Ammonite or Ammon Squirrel - named after the Egyptian gods Amun, ram horn. The species of the genus hybonotum Hybonoticeras (hump-horn) with the characteristic wide spiral is the index fossil for Solnhofen-Sizeion. Jura / Malm about 150 million years.

Original: Private collection, limestone.

Realistic reproduction in stone mass, patinated. Size 40 x 50

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An art work that is cut in from a stone or wooden surface, not modeled in the round.

According to the degree of projection one can distinguish between low-relief or bas-relief and high relief. The sunk relief is a common form of reliefs in Ancient Egypt, where the depicted scenes were cut into the stone or wood surface.

Among the most famous reliefs are the works of the Florentine master Lorenzo Ghiberti. He created, among others, the bronze doors of the Florence Baptistery, called by Michelangelo the "Gates of Paradise".