This eyecatching and interesting bowl has been carved from orthoceras bearing stone. Absolutely packed with superb fossil detail on both sides. The centre of the bowl features a beautiful ammonite in contrasting colours raised in relief. Coming through to the reverse are multiple orthoceras fossils. A special feature of this bowl is its fabulous colours. The colours range from a rich burgundy red to a surprising, wonderful yellow ochre. This piece is attractive, interesting and functional.
Unlike much material from this area, this piece has been hand polished to a high shine WITHOUT a varnish finish.
Dimensions: 110mm wide
Genus: Orthoceras, Goniatite
Age: Silurian 380-420,000,000 years
Matrix: Fossil Limestone, natural polish
Location: Er-Rachidia desert Region, Morocco