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    Woolly Mammoth Tusk
    Mammuthus primigenius
    Pleistocene
    Yukon Territory, Canada

    The Woolly Mammoth, known by the Latin Mammuthus primigenius, was a massive proboscidean that lived during the last "Ice Age" that occurred during the Pleistocene and even coexisted with early humans. From the Yukon Territory of Canada, this spectacular offering provides numerous appealing attributes. This specimen is large both in length and girth with a pronounced curvature resulting in a naturally artistic characteristic to the fossil. Earthy tones of creams, browns and tans populate the smooth and curved tusk, which has a thick inner wall and overall robust nature. Presented on a custom base, this piece is definitely a showstopper when it rests cradled in the metal mount. This is one big and gorgeous fossil.
    Overall Measurements: 47.00 x 7.00 x 35.98 inches (119.38 x 17.78 x 91.40 cm)

    Provenance: The Property from an East Coast Collection
    Bonhams, San Francisco, May 31, 1998 (lot 7235)


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    September, 2019
    28th Saturday
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