WOW! This is one amazing find! It's a gigantic Mushroom/Fungus/Conk. Nicely dried and ready to be displayed, or to be painted. The underside is ringed and has a slight silver patina; there are some small holes, about pencil -eraser size, grouped where there must have been a weakness. Where it was connected to its tree is a lovely tan wood and the top is a pleasant medium brown with a splotch of silver in a "C" shape. Five small holes have been drilled into it on the top, for samples I assume. Please see my pictures.
Now, if you buy this and eat it or make it into some kind of a tincture, I won't be responsible for whatever may or may not happen! Please don't do any such thing unless you are a trained professional!
This would be a great gift decorated for that special friend, or look super on your mantle in your log cabin next to a stuffed chipmunk or whatever you personally prefer.
It measures 13 inches wide, 7 inches deep at its biggest part, and 4 inches tall at its tallest point. Harvested from deep in the New England forest.