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fish / pike replica Atractosteus straussi from Messel Germany in museum quality; animal fossils imprint tile tiles

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fish / pike replica Atractosteus straussi from Messel Germany in museum quality; animal fossils imprint tile tiles

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  • Material: clay
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Atractosteus straussi is an extinct genus of prehistoric bony fish that lived from the early to middle Eocene. The structures of the fish from Messel pit (UNESCO "Grube Messel") are exceptionally well preserved.

The replicas shown here are made of a special clay. This material is characterized in particular by its excellent properties for expressing very small details and its high heat resistance. The replica is fired twice at about 1150 ° C. Therefore, they are - in contrast to many other fossil replicas, which are made of plaster - robust and are not destroyed when they come in contact with water.

The hand painting is very complex and adheres closely to the original. I am using metal oxides, which are also found in the soil to match the fossil as close as possible.

Please note that for technical reasons the colors of the images on this site can differ from the original. Each replica is unique!

Size: approximately 23 x 8 cm (9 x 3,1 inch)

Of course, all my replicas can also be used as wall tiles.


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