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    Woolly Mammoth Tusk
    Mammuthus primigenius
    Pleistocene
    Alaska, USA

    The curvature of this Alaskan Mammoth Tusk is near perfect and gives the naturally sculptural piece an immense amount of character. The mottled surface of the polished specimen exudes color and pattern, with shades of brown, hues of cream and accents of bluish-green resulting in a lively example that dates to the "Ice Age" when such majestic mammalian beasts shared the planet with humans who might have hastened their disappearance by hunting the prehistoric elephantine creatures to extinction. Presented on a custom wood stand to allow for vertical presentation to maximize the drama of the piece, this tusk makes an ideal collector specimen. The smooth surface has only minor indications of compressions and restoration, which make it a superlative example. Form and quality combine to make this a top offering.
    Overall Measurements: 30.50 x 16.00 x 13.00 inches (77.47 x 40.64 x 33.02 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 eight US states. If you are a resident of New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Illinois, New Hampshire, 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
    December, 2018
    15th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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