This interesting and functional bowl has been carved from orthoceras bearing stone. It has easily recognisable fossil detail on both sides. The centre of the bowl features a beautiful ammonite raised in relief. The colours in the rock are mostly tones of brown, but there are patches of burgundy. This piece would make a handy and useful display or ornament.
Unlike much material from this area, this piece has been hand polished to a high shine WITHOUT a varnish finish.
Dimensions: 115mm wide
Genus: Orthoceras, Goniatite
Age: Silurian 380-420,000,000 years
Matrix: Fossil Limestone, natural polish
Location: Er-Rachidia desert Region, Morocco