Unique mammoth tusk chess sold for 350 thousand rubles

Unique mammoth tusk chess sold for 350 thousand rubles

February 22, 2023

It took nine months for the Yakut craftsmen to make the board and chess pieces.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Avito selling platform experts shared a selection of unique products with character. One of the most unusual and expensive ones is mammoth tusk chess.

They are sold by a Kaliningrad resident for 350 thousand rubles. The owner writes that the chessboard is made of charoite, a natural mineral. The board and pieces were made in nine months by craftsmen from Yakutia. Such a set can decorate an atmospheric hotel, restaurant or become a family heirloom.

Earlier, in the Krasnoyarsk region, at the mouth of the Kova river, two ancient sculptures made of mammoth tusk were found – these are a mammoth and a seal figurines. Scientists recognized that the products have no analogues in the entire territory of Northern Eurasia. We also said that a mammoth found in Taimyr in the middle of the last century helped to refute the initial scientific data of Western scientists.

The remains of ancient animals are often found on the territory of the Krasnoyarsk region and Taimyr. One of the most amazing finds is the mammoth Zhenya, the second most unique in paleontology: it was found by a Nenets boy Yevgeny Salinder in 2012. The animal died at the age of 15-16 years, about 30 thousand years ago. Scientists suggest that he was killed by an ancient man.

Also, This Is Taimyr said that the Taimyr bone carvers’ products became famous far beyond our region’s borders. The Dudinka masters’ works were included in the catalog Bone Carving Art of the World’s Peoples. Recently, in the Krasnoyarsk region, a new title – Master of Artistic Folk Crafts – was established.

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Angelica Stepanova, Photo: Olga Polyanskaya and Avito press service

February 22, 2023

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