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Truly a museum grade display fossil CRINOID slab of impressively large proportions, this is an amazing ENORMOUS natural association of a concentrated group of large and complete prehistoric SEA LILIES of the species Scyphocrinus elegans. The massive slab was formerly the bottom of the Silurian sea where a number of these creatures died and became buried still in their original articulated positions as they were when once alive. The relief and detail of this amazing specimen must be seen in person as it looks so much more impressive than the photos convey. While still alive today, sea lilies were much more prevalent in the ocean in prehistoric times. Whether destined for a prime spot in a major museum, educational exhibition or private interior, this is one piece that will most definitely leave its viewers with an incredible impression of how bizarre ocean life was and still is today! How much more impressive would this three dimensional ORIGINAL AND AUTHENTIC giant slab of prehistoric marine life be compared to a painting? It is as flat as a painting and can easily be mounted to a wall with metal brackets as it averages only 1.5 to 2 inches thick.
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