Praying Mantis in Amber
This golden-reddish example of Dominican Amber is polished, warm,
and wonderfully shaped. While the interior contains various
inclusions and detritus, a singular large insect is readily visible
in the center of a naturally fractured core. The ‘star’ of the
ancient diorama is an uncommon praying mantis with features
of its classic body design showcased, along with its elongated
appendages in various positions. Segments of the creature are
preserved, resulting in one highly collectible specimen. The
example of fossilized tree resin weighs a robust 56 grams and
contains a second good insect with outstanding preservation as
Overall Measurements: 2.58 x 1.94 x 1.51 inches (6.56 x 4.92 x
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
Estimate: $2,000 – $3,000.
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