A LARGE TRICERATOPS HORN
A LARGE TRICERATOPS HORN
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A LARGE TRICERATOPS HORN

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

A LARGE TRICERATOPS HORN

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD
Lot sold:15,120USD
(16 bids, reserve met)

Description

A LARGE TRICERATOPS HORN

Triceratops horridus 

Late Cretaceous, Maastrichtian stage

Hell Creek Formation, Montana, USA


Measuring 20 inches in length (50 cm) mounted on custom base 27.6 x 11.8 x 7.9 inches (70 x 30 x 20 cm).


Triceratops are undoubtedly one of the world's best-known and most popular dinosaurs, due in part to its distinctive three-horned skull and flared bony frill. Although fearsome in appearance, these horns were long-considered to serve a primarily defensive function, though recent theories suggest that the horns were more likely for courtship and dominance displays as can be analogously in certain modern animals.


The present supraorbital horn, or “brow” horn, is probably from a young adult judging from its slight natural curve and medium size of 20 inches in length. In excellent condition with natural texture and robust base cavity.

Condition report

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