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Memory Fossil pocket sculpture

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Solid brass 16GB USB key. 
Made in NYC 2012 by Paul Seftel

2 x 1.5" Comes in a small velvet carry pouch.

The Memory Fossil is an Infinite object created in 2012 by Paul Seftel. Inspired by the golden spiral and ancient life forms, lost worlds, and aeons of change in cosmology and geology, this unique limited edition captures the essence of endless time and space. 

Created as a gift where personal memories may be exchanged and archived, the ammonite fossil from which this has been cast has an ancient legacy. 150 million years old, ancient knowledge and modern technology come together in this ergonomic fusion of nature and technology, mind and matter. 

The fossil name Ammonite comes from Ammon, an Egyptian god who took the form of a ram. 2000 years ago, Pliny the Elder wrote  "The Horn of Ammon, which is among the most sacred stones of Ethiopia, has a golden yellow colour and is shaped like a ram's horn. The stone is guaranteed to ensure without fail dreams that will come true."

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Since ancient times, it has been believed that ammonites bring stability and order in life, easing spiritual growth and development. Inspiring insight they were always used to help to assist one in seeing the "big picture". 

100 million year Jurassic worm cast in brass and bronze on cast ned of painted crystals  Each fossil Approximately 4.5 inches in diameter.