Mammoth Tusks, Rare Matched Pair - 53.5"
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This phenomenal matched pair of mammoth tusks is in impeccable condition - an unbelievable discovery from the Siberian permafrost (Yakutia). True matched pairs (tusks from the same individual) are rarely found. Given their rarity and beauty, these tusks are especially desirable.
This gorgeous pair is ready to be displayed in your home, office or museum. Hand crafted oak stands showcase their beautiful shape and curvature.
The tusks comes from a woolly mammoth that trekked through the frozen tundra more than 20,000 years ago during the Late Pleistocene.
The natural coloration is a stunning mixture of creamy white, earthy brown and black.
Importantly, this Ice Age treasure has not been painted over or had large areas filled like many tusks on the market. The fossil ivory is in excellent condition.
Species: Mammuthus primigenius (Woolly mammoth)
Location: Southwestern Siberia, in Russia.
Age: Late Pleistocene
Length - 53.5" and 51.75" (measured along outer curves); diameter - 3.25" and 3.25".
Weight : 15.7 lbs and 15.2 lbs
Dimensions with stand : length - 29" and 29"; width - 8.5" and 8.25";
height - 38.5" and 37"
Full resolution photos can be seen here - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7w2ywczxiufp8ht/AAAzTrH_TfWbPYPIqyqDUj19a?dl=0
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Our mammoth tusks have been professionally stabilized; however, these specimens must be kept in an indoor environment with stable humidity and temperature. Ideal conditions are 50% to 60% humidity and 68 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fossil mammoth ivory can be distinguished from present-day elephant ivory by the angle of crosshatching (Schreger lines) and can be traded internationally.
NOTE: due to present restrictions we cannot ship to California, New York, New Jersey, Hawaii, Nevada, Illinois or New Hampshire
Model of woolly mammoth at Royal BC Museum. Source: Wikipedia