07 avril 2016

A mammoth skull, late Pleistocene, Quaternary period (2.6 million years old), Siberia

Lot 2851. A mammoth skull, mammuthus primigenius (woolly mammoth), late Pleistocene, Quaternary period (2.6 million years old), Siberia. Estimate HKD 650,000 — 750,000 (73,403 - 84,695 EUR). Lot Sold 2,480,000 HKD (280,059 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the monumental skull of an individual Mammuthus primigenius exceptionally preserved, the skull with a piercing elongated cavity above a pair of long tusks powerfully extending out towards the sides with... [Lire la suite]

29 décembre 2013

Exceptional Carved Fossil Woolly Mammoth Tusk, Mammuthus primigenius, Pleistocene, Alaska

Exceptional Carved Fossil Woolly Mammoth Tusk, Mammuthus primigenius, Pleistocene, Alaska. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Length along curve 6 feet 9 inches. Circumference 16 inches. Sold for US$ 59,375 (€42,981) The much-coveted, rarely seen blue-green coloration exhibited in this woolly mammoth tusk was produced by its burial in the permafrost in which it lay entombed since the last Ice Age. Also boasting a graceful double curve, the finely polished specimen displays rich brown, tan and deep blue-green hues plentifully interspersed... [Lire la suite]
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