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An assortment of Spider Mounts
An assortment of Spider Mounts, one of which is displaying a skull without obstructing the view of it
An assortment of Spider Mounts
A Spider Mount by ADE
Oil lamp
Spider Mount - bent arms
Minerals being displayed on a Spider Mount
Spider Mount armature being formed around an oil lamp
Ancient oil lamp held on Spider Mount display
A Spider Mount display stand holding an oil lamp
A pipe displayed on a Spider Mount
A pipe displayed on a Spider Mount
A ceramic sculpture elevated on a Spider Mount display
A ceramic sculpture elevated on a Spider Mount display
A ceramic sculpture elevated on a Spider Mount display

Artifact Display - Spider Mount

Item #: SM-B

Availability: In Stock
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  • Sturdy – Reliably supports small artistic objects
  • Customizable – Many sizes and configurations available
  • Discreet – Unobtrusive design perfect for art display
  • Easy to use – Can be shaped and modified with minimal tool usage

Price: $15.00
    3/4 Inch High 3 Inch High 5 Inch High

    Black Clear No Base

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    The Spider Mount artifact display is an exceptionally customizable mount designed to hold artifacts from below for a stable and aesthetic presentation. It is equipped with 4 arms to provide a stable foundation for any display of small artistic objects. They are specifically designed for displaying small objects such as minerals, artifacts, shells, figurines, etc.


    The bases are cast acrylic and are available either painted semi-flat black or unpainted and clear. Bases are also available in a variety of sizes for maximum customization, although they all are ½” in thickness. A wider base means additional stability and is highly recommended when a large armature is being used.


    The arms are made of 1/16” softened metal as to be easily shaped, cut, and bent. The upright post is made of 1/8” metal, which is more difficult to bend. The metal display armature is removable from the base so that it can be more easily formed to the desired shape (e.g bending the main post in a vice or cutting it with Lineman’s pliers or a hacksaw). For wall-mounted displays, the armature may also be ordered without the base. A helpful instructional video for shaping armatures can be found here.

    *Note: Avoid putting pressure on soldered joints when bending. Also, when modifying the post, be sure to remove it from the base very carefully to minimize damage risk to the base as that specific junction can be very tight

    Custom Armatures:

    Sometimes a custom sized armature fulfills your needs more effectively than a standard one. You might want a larger or smaller armature, or maybe you need a stronger or more delicate upright. Whatever your needs may be, we can customize or custom build an armature for you.

    Custom Spider mount Information *Spider mount only* *Spider mount and base*

    For an entirely custom armature check out our Custom Mount Making page.

    Further Inquiries:

    For further inquiries, please feel free to call us at (800-862-9869) or email usOur team has been fabricating custom artifact displays for 35 consecutive years and has over 150 years combined of experience in the field of artifact mount making and is well-equipped to answer questions, offer advice, and provide support.

    Additional Information

    Common tools for armature adjustment include:

    • Needle nose pliers in a variety of sizes (for tight bends in the “arms” of the mount)
    • Large wire snippers (for trimming the arms to length)
    • Large pliers, such as Linesman's Pliers (for all-purpose bending and cutting uses)
    • A hacksaw (for shortening the central post)
    • Flat black touch-up paint (for the base or armature after modifications to them)
    • Shrink Tube (to pad artwork from the armature if necessary)
    • A heat source, such as a heat gun (for use of Shrink Tube)

    We carry many of these tools, which can be found on our Mount Making Supplies page.

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