- Stegodon Bone/Tusk
- Pliocene Age
- Carved in Java, Indonesia
In the past, Stegodons were believed to be the ancestors of the true elephants and mammoths, but it is currently believed that they have no modern descendants. Stegodon is derived from the genus Stegolophodon, an extinct genus known from the Miocene of Asia. Stegodon is considered to be a sister group of the mammoths.
Each of these carvings has been hand carved from the bones/tusks of extinct Stegodons from the Pliocene of Java, Indonesia. Each has been carved in the shape of a face mask. Very primitive looking and very appealing!