3.7" Fossil Orthoceras/Goniatite Jewelry Box

This a beautiful hexagonal stoneware box made out of polished limestone containing 400 million year old fossils of a straight cephalopod, Orthoceras regulare and coiled cephalopod Goniatites. The fossiliferous rock is quarried in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and handcrafted into this beautiful stoneware. Each piece is unique.

Goniatites possessed a shell which was divided internally into chambers filled with gas for buoyancy. An open chamber at the front of the shell provided living space for the animal. The general morphology and habit of goniatites was probably similar to that of their later relatives the ammonites, being free swimming and possessing a head with two well developed eyes and arms.
Goniatites sp./ Orthoceras regulare
Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco
3.7" x 1.8" tall
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