Gorgeous GLASSY 20+ lb. Arizona Petrified Wood Log Sculpture - Captivating Blue/Gray/Violet Center!

Regular price $338.00

This is a really visually captivating and unusually colored standing sculpture in petrified wood from the Arizona Rainbow Wood petrified forest! This is a full and virtually complete cross section cut from the end of a very highly agatized log. It's a lovely blue/gray shade with hints of a violet hue that is hard to pin down and the entire central agate zone is framed by the classic reds and oranges that are typical within this vast petrified forest. There are gorgeous accents of black, orange, white and red splashed throughout the colorful agate to bring the wood grain to life and really give this 200+ million year old log amazing natural character. The log is very nicely agatized and took a magnificent polish as only the best grades of petrified wood can. At over 13" tall, this free standing sculpture would look amazing on a mantel! This is a very atypical color pattern with fantastic wood preservation than is found in the more typically seen rainbow wood. It's quite striking, very nicely preserved and truly unique! The burst of color hidden inside this gem fossil and revealed in our mirror polishing is simply amazing! This looks to be an Araucaria (an ancient conifer). The fascinating color combines with the ancient wood grain growth structure to make a stunning display piece! The display face is polished to a mirror finish while the back and sides are rough and natural, just as the log was dug. The base is cut flat to present this full cross section log specimen as shown without the need for a display stand.

I don't often get top grade examples of petrified wood from Arizona and what I do see is usually table top size and not very easy for a collector to display. This particular log is an exception to both rules. I didn't find it, but I sure wish I had! It's one of the better preserved smaller sized petrified wood logs I've seen from that state and deserves a place in your collection as well. I'm pretty sure most of the petrified logs found in this particular area are Araucaria, and the structure in this one is consistent with those. The cell structure of most of these super old conifer like trees are very difficult to separate just in cross section no matter how well defined they are and this one is no exception.

If you're new to our shop the one thing you should expect is to see an unexpectedly glossy finish on each stone we prepare. This complete round is a wonderful example of the best lapidary work you'll find. It's been cut with a diamond saw and flat lapped on equipment I built myself to produce a mirror perfect polish unmatched by any of our many would-be imitators. The detail captured and revealed through the highly polished surface is just immaculate. It's easily some of the best fossil wood to be found anywhere! The rings are gorgeous, the agate is highly polished and the detail is easier to see in person than the photo suggests. It's a truly special find and we won't likely have a lot more so get a piece for your collection while it's available! Our standing sculptures are cut flat on the base to enable display without the need for a stand.

This is a gorgeous log cross section cut from the end of the log and measures about 13 3/8" tall and is about 11 1/4" wide across the mirror polished face. It is a maximum of about 2 1/2" thick at the base though it varies because it's rough and natural on the back. Weight is 20.36 lbs.

What better way to accentuate a bookshelf, desk or your mantle than with this unbelievable natural work of art!