A Blond Turtle Shell Carapace
A Blond Turtle Shell Carapace
A Blond Turtle Shell Carapace

A Blond Turtle Shell Carapace

1800 to 1900 Atlantic

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Two Blond Turtle shell carapace specimens (Podocnemis Expansa)
Old smooth mellow patina
19th Century

Sizes: a: 67.5cm high, 52cm wide – 26½ ins high, 20½ ins wide (left shell)
b: 64cm high, 48cm wide – 25¼ ins high, 19 ins wide (right shell)
shell b, has also retained its lower carapace
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Similar shells are always required for stock, please contact with details
NOW SOLD

Similar shells are always required for stock, please contact with details
Since the 17th century these blonde turtle carapace have been regarded as essential to the formation of a collection of natural curiosities. In an engraving of 1655 a single large turtle shell hangs on the wall of Ole Worm's Museum. In 1972 excitement broke out at the American Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology when the shell of the largest species of turtle ever discovered was found during a fossil hunting expedition in the Venezuelan desert. It lived about six million years ago in the river system of the Amazon basin, was a blonde colour, and measured seven feet two inches long. It was given the name of 'Stupendemys Geographicus' – 'The astonishing turtle'.
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Shell Carapace
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