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Huge Fossilized Dinocrocuta Skull, Bone Crushing Hyena
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Description
Central Asia, Eastern Kazakhstan, Miocene Period, ca. 10 Million years ago. A rare fossilized skull from Dinocrocuta, a prehistoric animal with massive jaws and teeth so powerful, it could crush bones. The bone has fossilized with a white and beige hue and the teeth are well preserved with the large canines fully displayed. These animals were carnivores that were distant relatives of modern-day hyenas, but much larger and likely capable of taking down prey such as rhinos. This is a remarkable specimen from a mighty prehistoric predator. Size: 18" L x 9" W (45.7 cm x 22.9 cm); 15" H (38.1 cm) on included custom stand.

This piece has been searched against the Art Loss Register database and has been cleared. The Art Loss Register maintains the world's largest database of stolen art, collectibles, and antiques.

Provenance: private Rome, Georgia, USA collection

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

#164969
Condition
Professionally prepared with 87% or more original material. Infill to fissures and gaps. Incisor teeth repaired on upper jaw. Amazing preservation and rare specimen.
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Huge Fossilized Dinocrocuta Skull, Bone Crushing Hyena

Estimate $55,000 - $80,000
Jul 13, 2021
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Starting Price $25,000
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0003: Huge Fossilized Dinocrocuta Skull, Bone Crushing Hyena

Sold for $25,000
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Est. $55,000 - $80,000Starting Price $25,000
Fauna, Flora, Stones & Bones
Jul 13, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0003 Details

Description
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Central Asia, Eastern Kazakhstan, Miocene Period, ca. 10 Million years ago. A rare fossilized skull from Dinocrocuta, a prehistoric animal with massive jaws and teeth so powerful, it could crush bones. The bone has fossilized with a white and beige hue and the teeth are well preserved with the large canines fully displayed. These animals were carnivores that were distant relatives of modern-day hyenas, but much larger and likely capable of taking down prey such as rhinos. This is a remarkable specimen from a mighty prehistoric predator. Size: 18" L x 9" W (45.7 cm x 22.9 cm); 15" H (38.1 cm) on included custom stand.

This piece has been searched against the Art Loss Register database and has been cleared. The Art Loss Register maintains the world's largest database of stolen art, collectibles, and antiques.

Provenance: private Rome, Georgia, USA collection

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

#164969
Condition
...
Professionally prepared with 87% or more original material. Infill to fissures and gaps. Incisor teeth repaired on upper jaw. Amazing preservation and rare specimen.

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