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Palaeolithic - Juvenile Woolly Mammoth Tusk - M. Primigenius

Antiquities - Stone Age


LOT 776

Estimate
GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,380 - 4,510
USD ($) 4,220 - 5,630
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Price (+bp): £2,700 (EUR 3,043; USD 3,799)
PALAEOLITHIC - JUVENILE WOOLLY MAMMOTH TUSK - M. PRIMIGENIUS

Circa 30,000 BC. Pleistocene Era. A right-side 'fossil' tusk of the extinct Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus Primigenius); the ivory orange-brown in colour and finely preserved with the typically marked curvature of this species. 4.9 Kg, 1.20 meters long (maximum).

Condition
Complete tusk, with no tip damage (Grade A). Some minor flaking in small area. Rare.

Provenance
Extinct species; from Siberian tundra (CITES restrictions do not apply to material from extinct species or to fossil ivory).

Literature
See Lister & Bahn, Mammoths, for general information (a useful introduction).

Footnotes
Mammoths were animals of the Ice Age; they co-existed with and were hunted by early man. Siberia is famed for discoveries of frozen mammoth carcasses (see 'Dima' and 'Lyuba' for examples) and for the hut circles where mammoth bones and tusks were used as building materials. Tusks have been traded for at least 2,000 years and in modern times, Siberian natives still hunt them and use the fossil ivory as raw material.

Date
Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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