Standing at over 120cm tall, this rare prehistoric fossilised whale bone is a fascinating sculptural artefact for an interior or live-in museum. It was reputedly excavated in Beccles, Suffolk and has a natural shape and open texture formed through fossilisation over thousands – if not millions – of years. While we are not certain what part or species of the whale it is, it is undoubtedly an impressive sculptural piece for a contemporary interior or collector, affixed to a metal stand as an impressive artwork display item.
A prized and valuable material, fossilised whale bone is often found the form of carving. The native Inuit of the Artic regions of the globe traditionally create carvings in whale bone, sculpting the fossils into the form of animals or people. This fossilised whale bone is not carved but instead has a naturalistic form, making it a completely unique sculptural piece.
Base: 30.5 x 30.5 cm