Diplomystus Aspiration Plate
Diplomystus Aspiration Plate. This is a remarkable piece, with so many subliminal messages that one could propose to go with an interesting story. Perhaps a corporate take over or in a Law Office? Or simply in your kitchen décor to start a conversation over dinner?
The once inland lakes known as the Green River Formation in what is now present day Wyoming were at one time in history tropical with palms and fish. The fish were buried in sediment that preserved them as fossils. Diplomystus was a genius related to the modern day herring. It lived 55 millions years ago. It likely fed on small surface dwelling fish as Knightia, is evidenced by numerous fossils found with Knightia is the stomach or mouth as is the case with this fossil.
Dimensions: 34” w x 28” H
Weight: 65 lbs.
Location: Santa Fe Gallery