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Fossilized Giant Clamshell, Tridacna gigantea - 39.3"

$36,000.00 USD

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A truly phenomenal, complete fossilized giant clamshell, displaying a highly lustrous interior surface with mellow orange, beige, grey and ivory white coloration. The rugged exterior shell juxtaposes beautifully with the smooth, crystalline interior. Of exceptional size (622 lbs.), this specimen will command attention any room!

  • Species:  Tridacna gigantea
  • Provenance: Tiwi, Kenya, East Africa
  • Age: Pleistocene Epoch - 180,000 to 190,000 years old
  • Weight: 622.1 lbs. / 282.2 kg
  • Dimensions (L,W,H): 39.3 x 32.2 x 22 inches / 100 x 82 x 57 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.