Framed hematite ammonite, Morocco
A genuine fossil ammonite from Morocco, halved and polished, then mounted in a gold frame. Part of the mineralization of this specimen is hematite, which has polished up to a shiny black which then defines the lighter coloured mineralization of the shell chambers. The colours are natural. Your choice as to how you orient this piece!
Ammonites are extinct relatives of modern day nautiloids and squid. The largest known ammonite in the world would have been 8 1/2 feet (2.59 metres) across if it were complete, so although this is a fairly large piece in 1:12 scale it is entirely appropriate.
1 1/4 inches (3.2 cm) square.