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Fossilized Triceratops Rib Cluster
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**Originally Listed At $1500**

North America, late Cretaceous Period, ca. 68 to 66 million years ago. A collection of rib bone fragments from a triceratops (Triceratops horridus) that have fused together into a cluster during the fossilization process. These bones have acquired a deep umber coloration from the minerals and age. The first triceratops specimen was discovered just west of Denver, Colorado, in the town of Morrison, in 1887, by Arthur Lakes and named by Othniel Charles Marsh. These large horned animals were initially mistaken for a form of bison before they realized they represented a type of dinosaur known as a Ceratopsian. In life, these herbivores grew to over twenty feet long and could weigh over 10,000 pounds! Size: 27" L x 15" W x 5.5" H (68.6 cm x 38.1 cm x 14 cm)

Provenance: private Lakewood, Colorado, USA collection, acquired 2015; ex-private New York, New York, USA collection

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

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Condition
Fragments of larger pieces. Repaired and restored from many pieces. Infill along break lines and to gaps to stabilize the cluster. Losses and chips to tips of ribs. Some areas covered with a preservative coating to protect surfaces. Nice coloration!
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Fossilized Triceratops Rib Cluster

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0110: Fossilized Triceratops Rib Cluster

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Est. $2,200 - $3,300Starting Price $900
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**Originally Listed At $1500**

North America, late Cretaceous Period, ca. 68 to 66 million years ago. A collection of rib bone fragments from a triceratops (Triceratops horridus) that have fused together into a cluster during the fossilization process. These bones have acquired a deep umber coloration from the minerals and age. The first triceratops specimen was discovered just west of Denver, Colorado, in the town of Morrison, in 1887, by Arthur Lakes and named by Othniel Charles Marsh. These large horned animals were initially mistaken for a form of bison before they realized they represented a type of dinosaur known as a Ceratopsian. In life, these herbivores grew to over twenty feet long and could weigh over 10,000 pounds! Size: 27" L x 15" W x 5.5" H (68.6 cm x 38.1 cm x 14 cm)

Provenance: private Lakewood, Colorado, USA collection, acquired 2015; ex-private New York, New York, USA collection

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#163717
Condition
...
Fragments of larger pieces. Repaired and restored from many pieces. Infill along break lines and to gaps to stabilize the cluster. Losses and chips to tips of ribs. Some areas covered with a preservative coating to protect surfaces. Nice coloration!

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