5" Realistic, Carved Petrified Wood Skull

This is a beautiful, polished skull that's out of petrified wood.. This skull has been meticulously sculpted and polished into the shape of a realistic skull. The patterns and colors of the wood are unique and there are multiple agate filled pockets throughout the wood. The underside of the skull has been hollowed-out, making the specimen closer in resemblance to a real skull.

Petrified wood is the name given to wood that has been turned into stone (fossilized) through the process of permineralization. In this process, all of the organic matter becomes replaced by minerals, while much of the original structure, such as tree rings, is retained. For this to happen, the wood needs to be buried in an environment low in oxygen to prevent decomposition and with flowing, mineral-laden water, so minerals may replace structures. The coloration is caused by various minerals that present in that water during fossilization. For example, red colors are due to iron compounds, greens due to copper, and so on.
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5" long, 4" tall, 3.4" wide
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