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    Description

    Woolly Mammoth Tusk Tip
    Mammuthus primigenius
    Pleistocene
    Alaska
    6.42 x 1.77 x 1.57 inches (16.30 x 4.50 x 4.00 cm)


    This piece is actually quite special. While just a partial segment of a tusk from a Woolly Mammoth it is a virtually complete tip and not just a fragment of prehistoric ivory. This mottled light and dark brown tip is rough in parts but has been polished overall. Measuring well over 6 inches (15 cm) in length, this is an impressive specimen. The concentric circled inner core is highlighted over the broad angled non-tip end.

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]

    Disclaimer: Depending on the specific regulations of your state, there may be restrictions or prohibitions on buying, selling, owning, transporting and shipping fossilized ivory which includes material from ancient animals including mammoths such as this example. Please be aware of any and all rules and regulations in your particular state as Heritage Auctions Nature & Science cannot make any warranties regarding the laws.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    29th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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