This amazing sized mammoth ivory tusk has been left raw to accentuate the luster and quality of the ivory. Notice the size and curve of the tusk, the dark brown color that is not original to mammoth ivory as it is usually milky white. However, as the tusk was buried deep in the permafrost in the cold Tundra region for thousands of years, the organic ivory absorbed the minerals from the soil, which gave it multiple hues. The dark color is only on the exterior of the tusk, but inside ivory is pure white, as it is naturally. Looking closely at the tusk, the imperfections are clearly visible. In parts, the natural white ivory can be seen with tinges of brown. As it was buried under the icy soil of the Arctic, not all of it was touching the mineral rich soil, leading to varied concentration of the discoloration.
This huge mammoth ivory is a rare find, as due to the harsh climate, most of the tusks are found broken or cracked as the cold robs the natural moisture within the ivory. That is why it is one of the rare mammoth ivory tusks that were found without any structural defects, leaving the whole tusk intact. However, tiny cracks on the outer layer can be seen, showcasing that the genuine mammoth ivory is original. Look at the root of the tusk and the natural break which has not been cut and polished. Leaving it naturally raw with just a little polishing has enhanced the beauty of the ivory. It has been mounted on wooden stand and held in place with straps.
Perimeter of the tusk 115 In/ 192 Cm
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