One of the prominent seven Lucky Gods, Fukurokuju is omnipresent in Japanese mythology. It is considered that he is the Japanese symbol for the Three Lucky Gods of Chinese mythology. Notice the pure mammoth ivory sculpture that has been handcrafted by Master Carver.
This rotund figurine has been crafted with immense care as the cracks in solid ivory can chip away anytime. This is due to the fact that the mammoth ivory tusks are extremely fragile due to being buried within the permafrost for eons. The skill of the artist can be seen with ease as the extreme detailing si apparent. Notice the white painted beard which shows the swing of the hair on his beard. Carving such intricate details is not easy and the effect of wind blowing through the beard has been expertly crafted.
Check the fine details on his robe the fall of the cloth and the patterns interwoven through the cracks, embracing the imperfection on the ancient mammoth ivory is amazingly done. See the tiny patterns on his robe, have been hand painted considering the folds on his robe, matching them to perfection. The tiny details show that each aspect of the figurine was considered before the painting was done. Going with the flow of the ivory etchings, the Master Carver has managed to utilize the piece of ivory to its best potential. The dazzling smile, the well-crafted facial features and the obtrusive forehead is a penchant for the Oriental craftsman. Even at the back, the sculpture has been finely crafted. The delineated lines integrate with the natural curves and cracks in the ivory.
Set upon an ornately carved base, notice the beautiful carvings done. The fine finish and polish lends it a beautiful look, adding grace to the magnificent sculpture of Fukurokuju.
Height: 11.5, Width:6, Length: 7 Cm