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    Woolly Mammoth Tusk
    Mammuthus primigenius
    Pleistocene
    Alaska, USA

    This truly massive Alaskan Mammoth Tusk is superlative for many reasons. Obviously, the extreme size makes this world class with the giant Ice Age fossil measuring over 11.75 feet (3.5 meters) on the outer curve. The extreme winding curvature - with its uncommon "double curve" - is diagnostic of Mammoth Tusks but rarely so pronounced. Of course, the intense greenish-blue coloration really elevates the piece to the highest level as the mineral Vivianite has naturally "stained" the tusk over much of its smooth and polished surface. The quality of the elongated modified tooth is also apparent as the huge tusk exhibits a minimal amount of restoration, although some minor, and typical, cracking has been filled. Presented on a functional custom wooden display cradle, this spectacular specimen rests in a horizontal orientation to maximize the visual impact of its size and curvature. This is a top piece for size, shape, quality, and color. The big tusk does exhibit some minor recent linear cracking which has been expertly filled and repaired.
    Overall Measurements: 64 x 41 x 54 inches (162.56 x 104.14 x 137.16 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 Dates
    December, 2018
    15th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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