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    Woolly Mammoth Tusk
    Mammuthus primigenius
    Pleistocene
    Alaska, USA

    While this Mammoth Tusk is impressive for both size and shape, it is obviously the dramatic BLUE color that makes this example so special. The depth and tone of the amazing blue hue coupled with the huge coverage of the pleasing color over the majority of the smooth surface of the massive polished tusk distinguishes this specimen as one of the best. While many tusks will exhibit nice coloration, and even good coverage of vibrant hues, this remarkable "big blue" piece is superlative. Color like this is a rarity, and the length and weight of this tusk are equally exceptional. There is no doubt this tusk consists of fossil ivory, as no colors like this will ever been seen on any contemporary tusk! Presented on a custom black wood base designed to showcase the stunning piece in a vertical orientation, this highly impactful specimen will be a bold statement piece in any environment. The tusk curves regally and high into the air when installed in its decorative base that affords a surprisingly easy setup, given this tusk measures 53 inches (135 cm) on the curve and weighs a stout 11 pounds (5 kg). Any fracturing on the surface is superficial, and an expert was, clearly, responsible for any restoration. Sure to be a featured item in any collection, this example is superb.
    Overall Measurements: 43.00 x 14.50 x 11.00 inches (109.22 x 36.83 x 27.94 cm)

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 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 five US states. If you are a resident of New York, New Jersey, California, Nevada 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 Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    18th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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