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Extremely Rare Siberian Pleistocene Horse Skull
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Eurasia, Siberian Tundra, Pleistocene period (Ice Age), ca. 200,000 to 20,000 years ago. An extremely rare, fossilized horse skull from the last Ice Age! Because of the natural cranial bone structure, complete skulls from horses seldom survive in such intact condition; usually we see just fragments and isolated teeth! The skull is a caramel brown hue from the fossilization process and, we cannot stress enough, nearly complete but for the tip of the pre-maxilla jaw! The molars are all original and still attached as found. Because of every other impeccably preserved detail, the original collector opted to not restore this example and keep it in the original condition in which it was found. The delicate bones and processes are still intact that normally are destroyed or lost. This nearly complete example is from before the Holocene period; an uncommon find and opportunity to acquire a Pleistocene era specimen in amazing condition! An Ice Age horse skull is ideal for private collections, or institutions. Size: 20" L x 8" W (50.8 cm x 20.3 cm)

Provenance: ex-private Arizona, USA collection, formed in the 1980s

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Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

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Condition
No repairs or restoration, in original found condition. All the teeth are original as found. Missing portion of the pre-maxilla jaw as shown. Nearly complete and extremely rare for such fine condition!
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Extremely Rare Siberian Pleistocene Horse Skull

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Aug 26, 2021
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0082: Extremely Rare Siberian Pleistocene Horse Skull

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Est. $7,000 - $10,500Starting Price $3,500
Fine Antiquities | Asian | Ethnographic Art
Aug 26, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0082 Details

Description
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Eurasia, Siberian Tundra, Pleistocene period (Ice Age), ca. 200,000 to 20,000 years ago. An extremely rare, fossilized horse skull from the last Ice Age! Because of the natural cranial bone structure, complete skulls from horses seldom survive in such intact condition; usually we see just fragments and isolated teeth! The skull is a caramel brown hue from the fossilization process and, we cannot stress enough, nearly complete but for the tip of the pre-maxilla jaw! The molars are all original and still attached as found. Because of every other impeccably preserved detail, the original collector opted to not restore this example and keep it in the original condition in which it was found. The delicate bones and processes are still intact that normally are destroyed or lost. This nearly complete example is from before the Holocene period; an uncommon find and opportunity to acquire a Pleistocene era specimen in amazing condition! An Ice Age horse skull is ideal for private collections, or institutions. Size: 20" L x 8" W (50.8 cm x 20.3 cm)

Provenance: ex-private Arizona, USA collection, formed in the 1980s

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 or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#166817
Condition
...
No repairs or restoration, in original found condition. All the teeth are original as found. Missing portion of the pre-maxilla jaw as shown. Nearly complete and extremely rare for such fine condition!

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