This fossilized mammoth molar has been buried for 10,000 to 100,000 years old. 22 karat Alaskan gold is inlaid in the natural crevices of this fossil, which catches your eye and contrasts beautifully against the dark molar. Mammoths only had four large molars for grinding vegetation, but through their lifetime they would go through six sets of teeth. As a new molar replaces an existing one, it would have additional plates making the next tooth larger than the last. The blue remnants are caused by cobalt minerals and reds are from iron. The plates can be seen running vertically with the roots pointing upward. Eddie has restored these so they will last another 100,000 years for all to enjoy.
Sculptures are hand carved by Eddie Lee in his Pacific Northwest studio. Every carving is one of a kind, individually carved. The sculpture you see pictured is the exact one you will receive. Every fine art piece is hand signed by the artist and includes a certificate of authenticity, which describes the art piece and has a short biography of master sculptor, Eddie Lee.
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