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Fossilized Dinosaur Footprint in Matrix, "Noah's Raven"
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North America, Massachusetts, South Hadley, Portland Formation, Early Jurassic, ca. 190 million years ago. Astounding dinosaur footprints encased in a sandstone matrix on both sides! The prints face opposite directions: one slightly inflated, and the other is recessed - 2 views of a foot pad and claw tips. The print is tulip shaped with 3 digits, and since footprints are only trace fossils or impressions left by dinosaurs, researchers have much less information to use to determine a species- but it is likely this came from a slender carnivorous dinosaur / 3 toed biped. The Portland Formation once contained a series of prehistoric lakes and a floodplain - perfect for capturing prints in the soft shoreline as the animals came to drink. These prints were first recorded in 1802 and dubbed "Noah's Raven" since they looked like abnormally large bird tracks! Size (footprint): 6" L x 5.125" W (15.2 cm x 13 cm); (matrix): 20.25" L x 1" W x 11" H (51.4 cm x 2.5 cm x 27.9 cm)

Provenance: private New Jersey, USA collection

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#172146
Condition
Professionally excavated. Two separate footprints as shown. Intact with nice inflation and contrasting coloration from surrounding matrix. Old inventory number on surface.
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Fossilized Dinosaur Footprint in Matrix, "Noah's Raven"

Estimate $1,300 - $1,950
Jul 05, 2022
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0005: Fossilized Dinosaur Footprint in Matrix, "Noah's Raven"

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Est. $1,300 - $1,950Starting Price $650
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Lot 0005 Details

Description
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North America, Massachusetts, South Hadley, Portland Formation, Early Jurassic, ca. 190 million years ago. Astounding dinosaur footprints encased in a sandstone matrix on both sides! The prints face opposite directions: one slightly inflated, and the other is recessed - 2 views of a foot pad and claw tips. The print is tulip shaped with 3 digits, and since footprints are only trace fossils or impressions left by dinosaurs, researchers have much less information to use to determine a species- but it is likely this came from a slender carnivorous dinosaur / 3 toed biped. The Portland Formation once contained a series of prehistoric lakes and a floodplain - perfect for capturing prints in the soft shoreline as the animals came to drink. These prints were first recorded in 1802 and dubbed "Noah's Raven" since they looked like abnormally large bird tracks! Size (footprint): 6" L x 5.125" W (15.2 cm x 13 cm); (matrix): 20.25" L x 1" W x 11" H (51.4 cm x 2.5 cm x 27.9 cm)

Provenance: private New Jersey, USA collection

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#172146
Condition
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Professionally excavated. Two separate footprints as shown. Intact with nice inflation and contrasting coloration from surrounding matrix. Old inventory number on surface.

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