An unusual piece now available at Timeless Galleries: A tooth fragment of the extinct Steppe Mammoth that roamed the frozen wastes of Siberia over half a million years ago.
The Steppe Mammoth (Mammuthus trogontherii) was a huge beast - over 16' high at the shoulder with wickedly curved tusks that could top sixteen feet in length. Its teeth were typical of the order Proboscidea (mammoths, mastodons and elephants), being massively constructed and heavily ridged to cope with a fibrous diet - which could include everything from grass to tree-branches.
Mounted on textured steel and oak and 30cm high on the stand, this would make a very unusual gift.
MAMMOTH TOOTH DISPLAY
Acquired by Timeless on the UK Fossils and Minerals market, 2019. Details of dealer can be provided on request.