David Dodge Lewis

David Dodge Lewis - David Dodge Lewis AMMONITES AND ORIENTAL LILY

AMMONITES AND ORIENTAL LILY

Painting oil on panel  
32 x 24 in

Ammonites are an extinct marine animal whose closest surviving relative is the group represented by the octopus and squid. Ammonites died out around 65 million years ago, but fossils of their shells sometimes reach 4 or 5 feet in diameter.

Their association with the Oriental Lily is purely esthetic: The ammonites, like other cephalopods, had multiple legs or tentacles; this lily has stamens and a pistil extending toward the viewer like tentacles.

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