A Rare Blond Turtle Shell Carapace

A Rare Blond Turtle Shell Carapace (Podocnemis Expansa)
Inscribed ‘PARA 1928’ to the reverse
Size : 61 cm high, 44.5 cm wide – 24 ins high, 17½ins wide
See Finch and Co catalogue no. 3, item no. 71, and catalogue no. 5, item no. 52, for other examples
C.I.T.I.E.S documentation available
Collected in Paraguay in 1928 this shell has a rich and smooth silky patina. 'Must haves' as naturalia for cabinets of curiosities throughout history, one of these blond turtle shells can be seen hanging on 'Ole Worm's' Museum wall in an engraving of 1655.

A Rare Blond Turtle Shell Carapace

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