A n extra arge Coco De Mer's (Lodoicea maldivica) in untouched original condition
these nuts have many alias, commonly known as the sea coconut, coco de mer, Maldive coconut or double coconut, is a monotypic genus in the palm family.
these drift seeds, which are famed for their resemblance to the female form, where was once believed to grow on a mythical tree at the bottom of the sea, European nobles in the sixteenth century would often have the shells of these nuts polished and decorated with valuable jewels as collectibles for their private galleries, in 1768 it was discovered by Marc-Joseph Marion Du Fresne, that they in fact originate from Seychelles, the Coco De Mer is now a rare and protected species endemic only to Praslin and Curieuse Islands
Late 19th century in age
Age related wear, 38cm in height, 34cm in width, 19cm in depth, weight approx 12kg
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