Sabertooth cat


Mammoth bark ivory. Base is made of aromatic cedar. This ivory carving is 6.75 in. (164 mm.) long.


The outer layer of mammoth tusk is called bark ivory and it is slightly different than inner ivory. It is much stronger and protects tusk from breaking during animal’s life. It’s current color is determined by minerals that were absorbed while it was in the ground for 10000-40000 years. It may be suggested that many of the cracks started to appear during animal’s life.

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