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Posted 1 year ago

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Woolly mammoths are extinct relatives of today’s elephants. They lived during the last ice age, and they may have died off when the weather became warmer and their food supply changed. Humans may also be partly responsible for their disappearance due to hunting. Although the word “mammoth” has come to mean “huge,” woolly mammoths were probably about the size of African elephants

Their tusks that have been found are only legal ivory to be sold today

This piece actually curves into a semi circle . These were acquired from a Art Gallery closing in New York about 20 years ago


  1. Master Master, 1 year ago
    Absolutely amazing piece
  2. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you Master for stopping and leaving such a nice comment :-)
  3. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you all ! Much appreciated
  4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 1 year ago
    Obviously it belongs to Mani, almost as beautiful and wonderful as she is. We all appreciate special things and the same should go for special people. Our dance is coming Mani.
  5. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 year ago
    Like a nice spring day yesterday and overnight now about 6 inches of snow, what a turnaround. Another prize for your collection. Recently a tv news about cloning a mammoth. Gorgeous piece Mani. xoxo
  6. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    fhr keep those dancing feet working :-) and I think of you often and how you danced with your beloved wife . Glad to see you but you would know that ! And our dance will be with the angels someday .
  7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 1 year ago
    I will be there waiting sweetie. The man sang, The last Waltz Lasts Forever. Until then we can try to tune these youngsters up on here.
  8. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    Wonderful piece, Mani!
    You have an amazing woolly mammoth carvings collection!
  9. Rick55 Rick55, 1 year ago
    Another Beauty Mani! What I love about your collection, is that each and every one has its own flavor - be it the style of carving, the shape or subject matter. On this one, besides the beautiful carving, I love the tree bark effect which makes it appear as if it was carved out of a tree branch.
  10. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 1 year ago
    Just lovely... '=)
  11. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Many thanks kyratango, and I appreciate the nice comment :-) Keep your great posts and finds coming I always love seeing what you find :-)
  12. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you so much Roy Oh roy ! Always glad to see your smiling face !!
  13. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 1 year ago
    Was watching Expedition unknown last night about mammoth ivory and thought about your pieces :)
  14. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Mrstyndall did they give any good information about them ? :-) I always like to learn something
  15. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you Rick and what a kind remark :-) Always so nice to see you and I appreciate your comment . I agree it looks like a tree to me too :-)
  16. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 1 year ago
    Manikin, not a whole lot, but was quite a dangerous expedition to extract the pieces. They were trying to extract DNA from some of the pieces. It was interesting
  17. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thanks Mrstyndall :-) I don't think anyone has a for sure reason they vanished lots of speculation on it .
  18. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you Rick55 for nice comment and much appreciated :-)

    Thank you petey always nice to see you stop by :-)
  19. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Many thanks swampdogg and nice to see you joined us on CW :-)

    ho2cultcha Thanks for stopping always nice to see you :-)

  20. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 1 year ago
  21. Karenoke Karenoke, 1 year ago
  22. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you so much Wandlessfairy and Karenoke . I appreciate you stopping and leaving such a nice comment :-)
  23. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 1 year ago
  24. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you vintagelamp I appreciate you stopping and leaving such a nice comment :-)
  25. BadPenny BadPenny, 1 year ago
    Oh this is so beautiful! The way they have honored this long since gone creature... immortalized, perhaps, just as their own depiction.
  26. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you so much BadPenny for stopping and leaving such a nice comment :-)
  27. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Many thanks pickrknows so nice to see you drop by :-)
  28. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 11 months ago
    How interesting. Great purchase, I imagine Mammoth ivory doesn't come up for sale very often
  29. Manikin Manikin, 11 months ago
    Thank you Vintagefran these were purchased in around 1980's in NYC I am not sure where you get these fantastic carvings anymore , These were in a art gallery that was closing . Many thanks for stopping :-)

    Thomas sorry I missed you had stopped by and I sure
    appreciate your support on CW

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