Flower and Scale(?)
I have never seen a flower like this one. It looks like a delicate flower floating in a sea of amber. This specimen is one that catches your eye and then your imagination. Not the slightest idea what type of flower, this is a lacy, 'floating' delicate specimen in a very clear piece of Chiapas amber. You will enjoy all the pictures of this one.
Now to add a bit of mystery to this offer: right on top of the flower (and not attached to it) is an unknown artifact. I have looked carefully at this and I really think it may be a scale. Furthermore, it looks like a ganoid scale. I highly doubt it is, but going back to my college days, that is what I was taught they looked like. Maybe this is just a scale from a reptilian? It is very unusual and I am not sure.
This is quite the piece. Even without the "scale" this is one specimen that captures your eye and you cannot look away. I do not know any other way to state it. The large picture at the bottoms shows the position of the scale relative to the flower.
Here is a scanned image of the flower next to a ruler so you can see the actual size.
Pieces like this do not come along very often. Special is an understatement. Enjoy looking at the pictures.