A marine specimen: a pair of sea turtle carapace, Italy 1850.

Italy 1850

4900 EURO

A wunderkammer marine specimen: an ancient pair of shells or carapaces of a hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys Imbricata Linnaeus, 1766), the structure in bone and cartilage, originally covered by scales. The specimen is mounted on carved and gilded pine wood bases. A bronze candle holder is placed in the rear part, to illuminate the back of the carapace. Italy circa 1850.

22,5” – 57 CM H 14,5” – 37 CM L 6,75 “ – 17 CM D

REF: M5993

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