A curious and very asthetical piece, dyplayed in a small glass dome. Probably the Spondylus grew attached to the back of the Murex shell, From Philippines
Glass sponge - Euplectella aspergillum
Euplectella aspergillum is a transparent sponge called "basket of Venus", displayed in a glass dome.
From Asian South China Sea and Pacific ocean, between 150 and 5000 meters deep.
The sponge clings to the bottom thanks to thousands of "spicules", fine filaments like hair.
Its structure is very resistant of natural fiberglass and bio-silica filaments.
This transparent skeleton is a traditional wedding gift in the Pacific region.
Dimensions: 14,5 cm diameter x 26 cm
Weight: 922 g
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