Bapak Abiter Kune from the village of Hane in the central highlands of West Timor has created this fine sculptural mask using nothing more than natural works of nature and a machette.
Height including stand 46cm / 18"
30.5cm /12" long
23cm / 9" wide
6cm / 2.5" deep
FOR MORE PETRIFIED FOSSIL CORAL MASKS LOOK UNDER THE MASKS CATEGORY- WE HAVE A SPECIAL SECTION THERE DEDICATED TO MASKS CREATED FROM THIS FANTASTIC MEDIUM.
This fantastic and unique medium is 6-10 million year old fossilised brain coral, Symphillia, Platgrya formed in the Miocene era. The individual granulation of each piece of coral evokes a very special feeling when carved. Every one unique. These pieces weather well inside or out.
The coral is from the Sunu incline around the area of Hane in the central highlands of West Timor and dates to the Miocene era (6-10 MYO). Timor is described as an "uplifted faulted margin of the former Australian craton composed of Permian to Cretaceous aged rock. Miocene and lower rocks form a thin layer in some areas.
After many months I have finally secured a positive identification and status for these amazing corals. The Department of Environment and Water Resources, who acts on behalf of CITES, has agreed that they are a petrified fossil and not a risk as they are a technically a rock. Certification will come in your parcel unless you request otherwise. This creation has been coated with metal armour to ensure its long lasting display.
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