White Ammonite Horn Shell Ornament


White Ammonite Horn Shell Ornament

The white ammonite horn shell is an ornament or dry flower holder.

*It is not designed or expected to hold water.

H 26  W 29  D 15cm


The name "ammonite", from which the scientific term is derived, was inspired by the spiral shape of their fossilized shells, which somewhat resemble tightly coiled rams' horns. Pliny the Elder (d. 79 AD near Pompeii) called fossils of these animals ammonis cornua ("horns of Ammon") because the Egyptian god Ammon (Amun) was typically depicted wearing ram's horns.