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Alexander Iolas

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Arctic Ocean
TWO NARWHAL TUSKS
mounted on stepped black marble bases
narwhal tusk
each approximately 240cm. long; 7ft. 10½in.
19th Century
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Catalogue Note

Narwhal tusks were historically traded as the horns of unicorns and were consequently believed to possess magical properties, including the power to purify poisoned water.

Alexander Iolas

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London