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Ivory can come from tusks, like those of elephants; art by Marc Fishman.

Ivory is a white material from animal tusks and teeth.


Ivory is prized in the Slaver Cities and can be used in some cases instead of gold or silver.[1] Some women of Astapor use ivory combs.[2] The bronze harpy at the city's Plaza of Pride has eyes and pointed teeth of ivory.[2]

According to Corlys Velaryon, the shan of the Isle of Elephants has an ivory palace.[3]

The Prince of Pentos rides in a palanquin of ivory and gold.[4]

Cyvasse pieces can be carved of ivory and onyx[5] or ivory and jade.[6]


Adventurers from the Summer Isles and from Qarth have sought gems, gold, and ivory from the western and eastern coasts of Sothoryos, respectively.[7]

According to Maester Norren of Maidenpool, Prince Daemon Targaryen gave Nettles a hairbrush with an ivory handle.[8]

Ivory from Sothoryos was popular in King's Landing during the Lysene Spring.[9]

Shiera Seastar was fond of ivory.[10]

After Ser Eustace Osgrey wed Rohanne Webber, Lady of Coldmoat, Eustace gave Ser Duncan the Tall an ivory spider brooch.[11]

When Cersei Lannister wed King Robert I Baratheon, her uncle Gerion gave Robert a gilded dagger with an ivory grip and a sapphire pommel.[12]

Roro Uhoris sailed Cobblecat into the Shivering Sea to trade steel to the free folk for ivory, furs, amber, and obsidian.[13]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

The Tourmaline Brotherhood gives Daenerys Targaryen a dragon crown with three heads carved from ivory, jade, and onyx.[14]

A Feast for Crows

Ivory tusks are among the plundered items used by Euron Greyjoy to bribe ironborn.[15]

A Tyroshi brings the head of a dwarf to Cersei Lannister in a cedar chest inlaid with ivory flowers and vines, but Cersei insists the dead dwarf is not her disgraced brother, Tyrion.[16]

A Dance with Dragons

Ser Balon Swann clasps his Kingsguard cloak with a silver brooch with battling ivory and onyx swans.[17]

Graces provide an ivory chair for Daenerys to sit upon when she weds Hizdahr zo Loraq in Meereen.[18]

Among the tribute collected from the free folk passing through the Wall is an ivory phallus.[19]


  1. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 71, Daenerys VI.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 23, Daenerys II.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Bones and Beyond: Leng.
  4. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 1, Tyrion I.
  5. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 40, Princess In The Tower.
  6. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 6, The Merchant's Man.
  7. The World of Ice & Fire, Beyond the Free Cities: Sothoryos.
  8. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
  9. Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  10. So Spake Martin: Shiera Seastar, March 07, 2006
  11. The Sworn Sword.
  12. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 32, Tyrion IV.
  13. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 54, Davos V.
  14. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 40, Daenerys III.
  15. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 29, The Reaver.
  16. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 36, Cersei VIII.
  17. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 38, The Watcher.
  18. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 43, Daenerys VII.
  19. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 58, Jon XII.