Chinese mammuth ivory statuette

Jun 20, 2022. 13:16 UTC
Chinese mammuth ivory statuette
Alberto
Italy

Acquired from
Gallery/Dealer

For sale
Yes
Description

I have purchased this mammuth statuette from an oriental antiquity dealer at the antiquity fair in Arezzo, it is made of mammuth ivory, and should date back to 1850 ca.

Provenance

Italian antiquity dealer

Answered within about 7 hours
Jun 20, 19:50 UTC
By David U.

Fair Market Value

$100 - $300 USD

Insurance Value

$0 USD
What does this mean?

Hello Alberto!

Thank you for your patience and for the information.

This item, is a beautiful hand-carved Chinese mammoth ivory figure of an immortal, from probably mid 10th century. Ivory is a hard, creamy-white material that forms the teeth of some mammals such as elephants, mammoths, walruses, hippos, and killer whales. Elephant tusks are mostly made up of dentine - the same material that makes up human teeth.

Pristine condition with no visible damage.

Alberto batistoni Jun 22, 15:51 UTC

Dear David, the dimensions are cm 13.2 x 9.5. And the weight is around 900 gr.
thanks

Alberto

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