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GBP (£) 12,000 - 17,000
EUR (€) 14,090 - 19,960
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Natural History - Very Large Bull Mammoth Tusk

Pleistocene Era, 40000-20000 BP

A magnificently large and heavy complete bull woolly mammoth Elephas primigenius tusk, having a dramatic twisting curve along the length and showing light wear to the tip. 34 kg, 236cm along the curve (93"). Fine condition; professionally conserved and restored. Very rare.

Provenance
From a private European palaeontological collection; formerly in a Spanish collection; previously from a collection formed in Arizona, USA.

Literature
See Guide to the Elephants (Recent and Fossil) in the British Museum (Natural History), BM, 1922, pp.35-47 for discussion.