• Antique Coco de Mer
  • Antique Coco de Mer
  • Antique Coco de Mer
  • Antique Coco de Mer
  • Antique Coco de Mer
  • Antique Coco de Mer

Antique Coco de Mer

About this piece

(lodoicea maldivica) Seychelles.

$2,245.

The nut of the coco de mer is very large (the largest seed in the plant kingdom) and is oddly shaped, being the shape and size of a woman’s disembodied buttocks on one side, and a woman’s belly and thighs on the other side. Not surprisingly, this nut was viewed by people in other parts of the world as a rare and fascinating object with mythological and even magical properties. The nature and origin of this extraordinary nut was mysterious, and the propagation of the tree was not understood. A number of legends arose both about the nuts, and about the trees that produce them.


Details

13.5 in. L. x 10.5 in. W.

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