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Pair of Flies in Pre historic Baltic  Amber  in Magnifying Box
Pair of Flies in Pre historic Baltic  Amber  in Magnifying Box
Pair of Flies in Pre historic Baltic  Amber  in Magnifying Box
Pair of Flies in Pre historic Baltic  Amber  in Magnifying Box
Pair of Flies in Pre historic Baltic  Amber  in Magnifying Box
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Pair of Flies in Pre historic Baltic  Amber  in Magnifying Box

 Natural Baltic amber with inclusion of two detailed fly insects.  Amber inclusions are pre historic , and contain insects which have by chance become trapped in tree resin many millions of years ago. Over time, the resin transforms to the beautiful honey coloured substance we know as amber. These  tiny insects were literally stopped in their  tracks, allowing us to glimpse a moment in time literally millions of years back. " Deep time" refers to the geological time scale which is unimaginably longer than our human lives, which are a mere blink in the vast time scale ( Mc Phee 1981). Artists have tried to portray this concept in different forms. However, to hold this tiny piece in your hand and see the perfect insect, tapped inside, reminds us of the ephemeral nature of our own lives. They can be hard to see properly with the naked eye. Supplied in an acrylic magnifying box with small card pictured.
Date: 56 to 33 Million Years Old. Eocene Epoch.
Provenance: Baltic Sea
Size: 2.8 x 2.2 cm 

Please note that pictures may appear larger  than actual product, due to the angle of trying to catch the insect and show it. 
Condition Tiny but finely  detailed insect inclusions 100-50

 

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Pair of Flies in Pre historic Baltic  Amber  in Magnifying Box
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0.2kg

Pair of Flies in Pre historic Baltic  Amber  in Magnifying Box

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