26" tall Ice Age Bull Walrus Skull

26" tall Ice Age Bull Walrus Skull

$9,850.00
Availability: In stock. Only 1 left

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We are proud to offer one of the most impressive specimens we have ever had in our shop to date. A perfectly sized ~ 35,000 year old Bull Walrus Skull, from our planet's last Ice Age.

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This fossilized, "museum grade" Bull Walrus specimen is nothing short of a magnificent showpiece and we are proud to offer it for purchase.

These bizarre looking creatures are extremely rare and continue to skyrocket in value. However, we were fortunate enough to obtain this handsome fellow for a lower price than normal. So, although it is of a higher price point, compared to the majority of our other material, it's nevertheless an exceptional value, particularly when compared to the few other (less comparable) specimens of this species we have seen for sale.

 

The patina of this Walrus skull leaves no doubt that it is one of the older specimens of this particular species we've come across. The permineralization has transformed this skull to chocolate brown. And the specimen's weight is also another nice indicator of its age.

 

The tusks are pristine, displaying golden to deep brown, intermixed coloration. The specimen is toothless, while still being a simply magnificent specimen without.

 

The custom built support stand of course comes with the specimen, and displays the piece perfectly.

Simply amazing.

Although shipping is free, (If time allows) we will hand deliver this specimen, if you are within an 8 hour driving range from Chicago. 

 

Skull Dimensions: ~ 24" long x 11" wide x 7-1/2" tall

Tusk Dimensions: ~ 16" long (measured straight down)

Height in display stand ~ 30"

Weight (w/ display stand) ~ 35 pounds

Location: Saboonga, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska

Age: ~ 35,000 years old

 

When ancient Eskimo hunting parties would gather for their annual hunts, after cleaning their prey they would then bury the remains of their hunt in large pits. This  was of course done for sanitary reasons, but it also to helped thwart other dangerous predators (particularly polar bears) from being attracted to the scent of the kill. Now, thousands of years later, the relatives of those ancient ancestral, Eskimo Hunters have realized the importance of discovering these ancient Walrus burying pits. They are now uncovering and preparing the fossilized remains of these unusual creatures in the forms of artifacts and bone carvings.