An elegant elephant carved in pure mammoth ivory looks huge and detailed. Notice the brisk active pose that the elephant has been carved in. The striking impression is of a majestic animal ready to march onwards. Walking over flowers and leaves on the path, the Master Carver has managed to sculpt the magnificent animal in great detail. Notice the hanging tail, the flapping large ears, the small black eyes, while even the toe nails are visible. See the hump on the back as the rear legs move.
Delicately carved mammoth ivory elephant
Each action of the elephant has been caught in action by the Master Carver. Look at the huge sized ivory tusks while the trunk peeps from within. Notice the delicate curve of the trunk and the two tiny holes at the tip that are the nostrils. The artist has managed to capture all of it with considerable ease. See the crisscross etchings throughout the body of the elephant which is realistic look of the dry and thick skin of elephants. Not missing the texture, it gives the solid mammoth ivory animal a natural bearing and gait. Hewn over a small piece of a larger tusk, the animal has been carved over hewn ivory showcasing rocks.
Pure mammoth ivory
See the three dimensional leaves on the ground close the rear foot of the elephant. The skill and mastery in ivory carving is clearly visible otherwise, such delicate yet clear workmanship of sculpting isn’t possible. The symmetrical leanings and accurately depicted animal in solid ivory is a rarity. The complete sculpture of the elephant is set upon a custom carved wooden stand. Notice the delicate pattern in the middle and the smooth top over which the ivory sculpture rests with ease. That gives it stability and enhances the look of ivory.
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Mammoth Ivory Carvings of Elephant Item Size