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Huge & Rare Fossilized Edmontosaurus Tibia Bone
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North America, Montana, Powderville, Powder River, Hell Creek Formation, Cretaceous period, ca. 70 to 65.5 Million years ago. A massive example of a fossilized tibia bone from the exceedingly rare Edmontosaurus (Edmontosaurus anatotitan). The bone is elongated and formed part of a back leg; the narrow end forming the ankle, and the larger knobbed end the knee joint. The tibia, being approximately half the length of the leg, gives a great idea of the sheer size of these dinosaurs. As the name suggests, anatotitan was a titan of a beast; the legs supported a body that could be nearly 35 feet long and weigh over 4 tons. The surface has developed a lovely umber brown hue from the fossilization process. Edmontosaurus were a species of duck billed dinosaur and their name means the "lizard of Edmonton" after the capital city of the province where they were first unearthed. This tibia is one of the largest we have ever seen from this rare dinosaur! Size: 38" L x 11" W (96.5 cm x 27.9 cm); 42" H (106.7 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

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Condition
Professionally prepared and stabilized with infills and gap fills. Visible break lines and some repair on the knobs. Approximately 95% or more original material. Infills and gap fills with repair. Also some wear on end as expected with aging and fossilization process.
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Huge & Rare Fossilized Edmontosaurus Tibia Bone

Estimate $14,000 - $21,000
Jul 13, 2021
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0005: Huge & Rare Fossilized Edmontosaurus Tibia Bone

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Est. $14,000 - $21,000Starting Price $6,500
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Description
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North America, Montana, Powderville, Powder River, Hell Creek Formation, Cretaceous period, ca. 70 to 65.5 Million years ago. A massive example of a fossilized tibia bone from the exceedingly rare Edmontosaurus (Edmontosaurus anatotitan). The bone is elongated and formed part of a back leg; the narrow end forming the ankle, and the larger knobbed end the knee joint. The tibia, being approximately half the length of the leg, gives a great idea of the sheer size of these dinosaurs. As the name suggests, anatotitan was a titan of a beast; the legs supported a body that could be nearly 35 feet long and weigh over 4 tons. The surface has developed a lovely umber brown hue from the fossilization process. Edmontosaurus were a species of duck billed dinosaur and their name means the "lizard of Edmonton" after the capital city of the province where they were first unearthed. This tibia is one of the largest we have ever seen from this rare dinosaur! Size: 38" L x 11" W (96.5 cm x 27.9 cm); 42" H (106.7 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.

#164979
Condition
...
Professionally prepared and stabilized with infills and gap fills. Visible break lines and some repair on the knobs. Approximately 95% or more original material. Infills and gap fills with repair. Also some wear on end as expected with aging and fossilization process.

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