ICHTHYOSTEGA

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Yoh KakudaYoh Kakuda
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ITEM KY-53
Created
Size
(box body)
83×221×51mm
Size
(storage part)
25×68.5×14mm
Material magnolia, walnut
This work was produced for an exhibition on the theme of "Ancient Times."
The motif is based on the ichthyostega of the Paleozoic Devonian.
It is an amphibian from the period when the fins of fishes gradually turned into legs and began to expand from the sea to land. (Land Tetrapods)
However, it was unclear whether they could walk properly.
Perhaps they moved forward as if they were dragging their bodies with only their front legs?
Perhaps the hind legs were just flopping around?
However, the pelvis is firm and seems strong enough.
The mystery still seems unsolved.

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