This is a beautifully-prepared Phacops trilobite. It is a sculpted Phacops sp. from Morocco. This specimen was meticulously prepared under a microscope in the EXTINCTIONS Prep Lab here in Colorado. The rock has been professionally extracted from around the trilobite, giving the appearance it is floating on the limestone base! The front and the back of the trilobite have been prepared free-standing - how time consuming! The trilobite is very clean, and the compound eye facets are very well preserved. The detail is excellent - the pustules on the exoskeleton are very easily seen. This is one trilobite that has been prepared to display beautifully.