Melting Fish Scales (Lepidotes Elvensis)

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Melting Fish Scales (Lepidotes Elvensis)

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Artificial Casting | Patinated | Size 97 x 43 cm

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Melting Fish Scales (Lepidotes Elvensis)

Stone witnesses of the primeval times: when first plants appeared on earth, organisms in the lagoons of the Jurassic sea turned into nature-created works of art and became stone witnesses of former communities, turned into the vast lagoons of the Jurassic sea. Their study provided the basis of evolutionary research. Our replicas of famous and unique fossils open up a deep insight into the life of the prehistoric world.

The bony fish of Lepidotes was widespread in the Mesozoic era, reaching lengths of nearly 2 m. The button-like teeth - known as Krötensteine in medieval folklore - probably were cracking shells. Jura/LIAS, about 170 million years. Location: Holzmaden. Original: Slate.

Natural reproduction in mass stone, patinated. Size 97 x 43 cm.

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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".