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Fossilized Giant Clamshell, Tridacna gigantea - 36.6"

$10,500.00 USD

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An excellent example of a fossilized giant clamshell, displaying a highly lustrous surface and gorgeous overall shape. Featuring mellow orange and bright ivory white coloration, this piece will be a striking addition to any interior space. 

  • Species:  Tridacna gigantea
  • Provenance: Tiwi, Kenya, East Africa
  • Age: Pleistocene Epoch - 190,000 to 200,000 years old
  • Weight: 167.5 lbs. / 76 kg
  • Dimensions (L,W,H): 36.6 x 22 x 9.8 inches / 93 x 56 x 25 cm

Embodying the realms of Art, Luxury and Natural History, our fossilized giant clamshells are staggering in size and absolutely exquisite. Tridacna gigantea is a species of giant clam that went extinct approximately 180,000 years ago. These sensational specimens were unearthed deep in the limestone quarries of Kenya, on the East African coast. Meticulous preparation and polishing reveals a natural beauty unlike any other - a glassy, lustrous interior expressing soft and warm dreamlike hues.