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Mammoth Ivory "saber-tooth" Scrimshaw by George Vukson

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Price:
$8,900.00
SKU:
AKG20499
Weight:
0.00 LBS
Shipping:
$120.00 (Fixed shipping cost)

Product Description

A beautiful and very large piece of ancient Alaskan woolly mammoth ivory depicting a saber-toothed tiger and woolly mammoths in finely detailed hand scrimshaw. It is rare to find an intact mammoth tusk, and this specimen was only a fragment of a tusk that for sure weighed over 100 pounds.
 
The composition and artwork by Alaskan artist George Vukson on this scrimshaw highlights the raw ivory, and you can see the age layers in the ivory like the rings on a tree.  Colorization of the ivory occurs naturally from minerals in the soils where the tusk lay buried for perhaps 25,000 years!

The scrimshawed ivory is capped with walnut, and uniquely mounted on an ancient fossilized Mammoth axis bone (vertebrae)!  The ivory piece is approx. 24" long, 17 inches in diameter, and over 30 pounds! The base is 19".
 
Signed by the artist.

This is a rare and incredible piece of Alaskan history and art; certainly the centerpiece of any ivory scrimshaw collection!


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