Rare Ice Age Cave Bear Skeleton For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 7 images

Rare Ice Age Cave Bear Skeleton

About

This Ice Age cave bear skeleton, believed to be from the species Ursus spelaeus, is an incredible relic of Prehistoric times. Measuring over eight feet tall, this enormous bear almost certainly hailed from the Ural Mountains of Russia and was one of the most fearsome land animals of the Pleistocene Age. The largest of all the great bears, this now-extinct species was both worshipped and hunted by Prehistoric man. Mounted in the attack position, this beautifully preserved skeleton perfectly conveys the incredible size and massive strength of this animal. Cave bear skeletons were first described in 1774 by Johann Friedrich Esper in his book Newly Discovered Zeolites of Unknown Four Footed Animals. The largest of all the great bears, the cave bear is believed to have been both an object of worship and the chief animal hunted by Prehistoric man. Caves once inhabited by Neanderthals have been found containing cave bear skulls set upon rock altars and arranged in Formations, often joined by carefully placed teeth and bones. As most of the relics from these caves have been removed, to find a skeleton in such excellent condition is extremely rare,  circa 150,000 B.C.E. Measures: 97 1/2” high.

Details

  • Production time
    Available Now
  • Of the Period
  • Date of manufacture
    Unknown
  • Dimensions

    H 98 in. x W 35 in. x D 55 in.

    H 248.92 cm x W 88.9 cm x D 139.7 cm

  • Seller location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Seller reference number
    29-4843
  • Reference number
    LU89116933183

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
Recognized
1stdibs seller since 2010
Typical response time: 9 hrs
Located in New Orleans, LA
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
19th Century Upright Piano Cave À Liqueur
Antique 19th Century Unknown Other Barware
Glass, Wood
Railway Truck Cave À Liqueur
Antique 19th Century French Other Barware
Crystal, Gold Leaf, Gilt Metal
Baccarat Cave à Liqueur
Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Barware
Crystal

Baccarat Cave à Liqueur

By Baccarat
$24,500
Baccarat Cave à Liqueur
Baccarat
Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Barware
Crystal
You May Also Like
Cave Bear Skeleton from The Pleistocene Era
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Romanian Taxidermy
Skeleton Kayak Frame
Antique 19th Century English Nautical Objects
Metal
Early Rare Anddenmatten Bros. Ice Axe
Unknown
Early 20th Century Swiss Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Metal
Antique Large Padlock & Skeleton Key
Early 20th Century American More Furniture and Collectibles
Metal
Scientific Anatomical Model of a Cow Skeleton
Mid-20th Century German Models and Miniatures
Horn, Resin
Machine Age Art Deco Rene Chambellan Medallion,...
Medallic Art Company, René Paul Chambellan
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Historical Memorabilia
Silver, Bronze
Cat Skeleton Model for Class, circa 1950
Mid-20th Century German Steampunk Animal Sculptures
Vintage Steiff Rocking Teddy Bear, Pull Toy Bea...
Steiff
Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Toys and Dolls
Mohair, Wood

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries