Artefactum Gallery: Stunning Nature’s Masterpieces for the Modern Collector

The Artefactum Gallery proudly announces its latest collection, a meticulously curated assembly of natural artefacts for the new generation of collectors. Situated in the heart of Dubai, opposite the Museum of the Future, Artefactum stands as the first gallery in the United Arab Emirates to specialize in fossils  400 – 2 million years old and exceptionally designed items, offering them for purchase to the discerning collector.

This collection features rarities unearthed from privately funded paleontological, archaeological, or wildlife expeditions and hunting. From the formidable dinosaur skulls and ancient sea creatures transformed into spectacular interior design pieces, to home décor items like chairs crafted from Nile crocodiles, designed animal skulls, framed real butterflies, and collections of nature’s most fascinating creatures.

With a vision brought to life by founders Andrey Zaykin and Kirill Sarychev, both successful businessmen and esteemed public figures. Andrey, an avid collector, and Kirill, driven by a shared passion for the exceptional, invite enthusiasts to embark on a journey through time. This collaboration has cultivated a space where visitors can immerse themselves in the history and beauty of artefacts that have been millions of years in the making, yet find their place in the modern interior.

Embracing this rich heritage, Artefactum Gallery aims to evoke the spirit of exploration, curiosity, and wonder that characterized these early collections. 

“Our gallery is a homage to the timeless allure of ‘cabinet de curiosité,’ where art, science, and wonder converge,” says [Gallery owner Andrey Zaykin]. “We are dedicated to providing a unique and immersive experience that celebrates the beauty of human creativity and the mysteries of the natural world.” This concept revolutionized the perception of private collections, transforming them into precursors to modern museums.

Artefactum Gallery is the first gallery in Dubai to showcase an array of diverse and unique objects. Our establishment and commencement of legal operations within the gallery’s collection have been meticulously coordinated in collaboration with various governmental bodies, including the Department of Economic Development (DED), the Ministry of Climate Change, and Dubai Customs. Throughout the process, we have adhered strictly to regulatory frameworks, ensuring compliance at every step and across various import cases.

Highlight of the Collection: Fossils and Skeletons, the New Luxury

Explore the captivating world of prehistoric wonders with Artefactum Gallery’s latest collection, featuring an array of exquisite fossils and skeletons that redefine luxury in the modern era.

The skull of prehistoric “Sea dragon” (Mosasaur Prognathodon Sp) – A Marvel of Prehistoric Marine Life

Step back in time and marvel at the extraordinary Mosasaur Prognathodon skull, a magnificent relic from the ancient seas. This remarkable specimen, dating back an astounding 83 million years, offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of prehistoric marine predators. With its imposing size and well-preserved features, including a length of 10 to 12 meters, this skull stands as a testament to the grandeur of these magnificent creatures that once ruled the oceans.

For collectors seeking the ultimate treasure, Artefactum Gallery presents a rare opportunity to acquire a perfectly intact skull of Prognathodon, a dinosaur-like marine lizard extinct for over 65 million years. Discovered in Morocco, this fossil epitomizes the dreams of collectors worldwide, boasting impeccable preservation and an impressive value of $500,000.

Prehistoric Mollusk Fossil (Ammonite, Placenticeras costatum) with Rare Organic Gemstone Cover

Uncover the beauty of ancient marine life with the prehistoric mollusk fossil, adorned with a rare organic gemstone cover. Dating back approximately 154 million years and sourced from North America, this exquisite specimen offers a glimpse into the intricate wonders of nature’s craftsmanship, preserved for eternity in stunning detail.

The Nile Crocodile Throne: A Testament to African Majesty

Experience the majesty of African craftsmanship with the Nile Crocodile Throne, featuring well-preserved skin texture and formidable claws. Crafted from the hides of Nile crocodiles and sourced from Africa, this unique piece combines historical significance with natural beauty, making it a striking addition to any collection or interior space.

As Artefactum continues to evolve, plans are underway to expand the collection to include eastern and oriental antiquities, ensuring a constant infusion of new and rare items. This commitment to growth guarantees that collectors will always find something new and extraordinary.

Artefactum is dedicated to providing an immersive experience, guiding visitors through the thrill of historical and art adventures, transforming them into treasure hunters of archaeological marvels. With a promise of worldwide shipping, Artefactum makes it possible for anyone around the globe to own a piece of history.

Discoveries await in the vast collection of fossils, showcasing nature’s artistry through mollusk shells, imprints of ancient flora, and traces of extinct species, each a testament to the aesthetic value of natural history. The gallery also prides itself on offering exquisite jewelry crafted from dinosaur teeth, designer taxidermy mounts, and unique art made from mammoth ivory, alongside a decorative collection of entomological specimens.

The Artefactum Gallery invites you to explore these timeless wonders and become a custodian of history’s most remarkable treasures. Located in the Dubai International Financial Centre, Artefactum is not just a gallery; it’s a portal to the past, ready to be discovered by those who seek the extraordinary.

Collection curator 

Valeriya Khachaturova (Art Historian)

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