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    Woolly Mammoth Tusk
    Pleistocene
    Russia (presumed)

    This Mammoth Tusk is a unique offering with a wonderful mix of colors but which are awash of earthy tones giving this sizable example quite an impressive visual impact. Dark and light browns amid cream shades tending toward yellow interplay to result in a warm and saturated focal piece. On a small black cradle, this decent-sized tusk has a delightful pronounced curve with a "horseshoe" shape. Probably of Russian origin, this fine tusk was likely unearthed in Siberia. The specimen exhibits some dendritic-like veining running along the natural shape of the Pleistocene fossil. This is a hugely decorative piece with nice size, shape and color. The coating may cover some restoration, but the piece appears in good form.
    Overall Measurements: 44 x 31 x 9 inches (111.76 x 91.44 x 22.86 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 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 Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    4th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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