Look at this unique style of mammoth ivory tusk carved as a vertical sculpture. A piece of the large tusk, the ivory has been carved with a family of monkeys in a tree. Notice the large figure of a monkey that is dressed with a long stick in hand. Symbolizing the power of humans, this large monkey stands tall among the rest as it holds one of the antennas of the hat, on its head. It is wearing robe with a cape at the back that seems to be pushed back due to air currents.
Notice the smaller monkeys looking up to the bigger monkey. Notice the huddled up group of three monkeys in the alcove of the tree. Look how one of the monkeys is trying to come down and holds on to the tree bark. Even the fingers are clearly visible on its paws. The leaves of the tree or the vine are intertwining around them. The little monkey on the side of the large monkey has a peaked face and looks intently ahead. At the back of the sculpture, see the carvings done with details. It carries over the design in the front and there are two monkeys carved on different levels. Notice the tree bark and the leaves, sculpted in detail.
The piece of mammoth ivory has hues of brown on the edges and at the top. This is due to the strong influx of the soil minerals that were absorbed by the organic ivory as the tusk lay buried in the Tundra permafrost. In many cases, it dried the ivory and broke the tusk into pieces. However, the artist has managed to carve a beautiful scene on this piece of mammoth ivory that is set upon a well carved wooden stand. The ivory sculpture is authenticated as genuine by the Master Carver signature in the front.
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