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sculpture was carved from a narrow slab of
a pale creamy-yellow fine-grained Oolitic limestone
was formed in shallow water lagoons about
167 million years ago.
known as Pierre de Caen, today
it is quarried in northwest France near
the city of Caen.
a popular building material with the Normans
in England, and was used in both the cathedral
and castle at Norwich where it was brought by
boat up the River Wensum. It was also
used in Canterbury cathedral and at Reading
Abbey. Perhaps the most famous building
in Caen stone built in Norman times is the
Tower of London.
The dimensions of the
Butterfly Fish are 13" long x 11" high x 1.5" wide.
and it weighs about 9.4 lbs. The fish can be
removed from its light wood base.
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