This carving of mammoth ivory of elephant and monkey has been crafted by the Master Carver. Look at the magnificence of the elephant, the raised head and the fully grown tusks. Not only has the skilled artist managed to carve the elephant realistically, but the beautiful ivory sculpture showcases a small monkey that is seen sitting under the uplifted trunk.
See the delicate etching signifying the dry and tough skin of the elephant. See the peaceful natural yet wild scene, where elephant and monkey are living in harmony. The small monkey is seen with something edible in its hand and looks to be licking it. Notice the bumps on the trunk as it is uplifted and folded. The delicate curves and delineated lines actually intensify the elegance of the sculpted elephant. The raw cut rocks on the back showcases the natural habitat of the animals. The small monkey has kept a hand over the folded foreleg of the elephant.
Intricate sculpture of elephant and monkey
Look at the delicate color play of brown hues, intermingling with the milky white of the natural ivory. This is due to the organic ivory tusks laying buried within the Arctic ice for centuries. The ivory absorbed the rich soil minerals that gives it the beautiful hues. At the back, the crack in the natural ivory is camouflaged by tiny vines of leaves and flowers that continue to the top. See the clear cuts and hewn ivory at the back, including the details on the monkey’s fur. The fine etching on ivory is done painstakingly and clearly, ensuring that the natural and life-like look is maintained.
The complete sculpture of the elephant and monkey is set on a stable and wonderfully carved wooden frame. See the beautiful and rich grained wood that has been polished to perfection.
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