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Central Europe, River Gravel Deposit - Rhine River, Germany, Late Pleistocene, ca. 25000 to 10000 years ago. An extremely rare and highly uncommon fossil partial skull and horns of an extinct Aurochs (Bos primigenius / taurus). It is so impressive that it was featured in the book "The Aurochs, Born to be Wild" by Wouter Helmer, Henri Kerkdijk-Otten, Staffan Widstrand Ronald Goderie. It was chosen as an exceptional fossil that displays all the magnificent qualities of this magnificent Ice Age beast. The size of the specimen offered here is the typical maximum proportion these beasts grew to, exceeding a meter across in a straight line measurement! The auroch possessed an enormous forward curving horn set, much broader and of larger proportions than wisent (bison) of the same period. Size: 42" W x 74" H (106.7 cm x 188 cm); 24" H (61 cm) on included custom stand.

Published on page 127 of "The Aurochs, Born to Be Wild" by Wouter Helmer, Henri Kerkdijk-Otten, Staffan Widstrand, and Ronald Goderie, Roodbont Publishers, 2013.

Provenance: acquired in 2008 from a Dutch collector

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#136125

Condition

Minor repair only to clean breaks sustained from the dredge. Includes custom stand shown in photos.

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$18,000.00

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Giant Ice Age Aurochs Fossil Skull w/ Horn - Published

Estimate $35,000 - $50,000Jun 21, 2018