Real Virginia opossum skull (Didelphis virginiana) coated in bronze metal and finished with a black patina that gives it an “antique” quality. The patina is burnished with fine steel wool to highlight and polish the metal underneath. Multiple thin coats allow for an amazing amount of detail to be preserved in this real metal finish. Opossums are North America’s only marsupial, and have more teeth than any other land animal in the region! The teeth are a fascinating part of the skull.