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    Pair of Woolly Mammoth Tusks
    Mammuthus primigenius
    Pleistocene
    Alaska, USA




    This absolutely amazing matched pair of Mammoth Tusks from Alaska cannot be overstated. Shown on a custom wooden base allowing the incredible duo to be displayed in ideal order and in a (relatively) small space given the size of the two giant tusks, the visual impact of this fossil offering is monumental. It is an uncommon occurrence to find a pair of tusks together, and this exemplary set IS a rarity. These massive tusks are from a bull (male) and are in excellent condition with a minimal amount of restoration needed to fashion this museum-quality specimen into this extreme presentation. Mammoths were huge as their name suggests, and the giant 'modified' teeth are simply magnificent. The coloration of the "twin" examples is an off-white cream with hints of light brown. The tusks exhibit a pronounced curvature and are nearly identical in size, weight and curl. This is a truly outstanding example of an Ice Age fossil with a colossal size that helps imagine how these larger, elephantine creatures roamed the Pleistocene tundra.
    Overall Measurements: 68.00 x 40.00 x 5.00 inches (172.72 x 101.60 x 12.70 cm)


    Disclaimer: The sale or offer to sell, trade, barter, purchase, and transport of fossilized ivory, including that from Mammoths, is currently banned or restricted in four US states. If you are a resident of New York, New Jersey, California, or Hawaii, you may not bid on a lot with fossilized ivory, including that from Mammoths. If you attempt to bid, your bid shall be cancelled and there shall be no sale. Legislation is constantly subject to change, and it is possible that other states may be added to the list at any time based on the passage of laws. Further, depending on the specific regulations, there might be restrictions or prohibitions on buying, selling, owning, transporting, and shipping ivory, including material from ancient animals such as Mammoths.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    4th Saturday
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