This is a beautiful sculpture of God Fukurokuju carved completely out of pure mammoth ivory tusk. This Japanese deity is part of the Japanese culture and is considered to be one of the Seven Lucky Gods. Basically, these are synonymous with the Three Start Gods of Chinese mythology. Look at the beautiful motifs that have been painstakingly hand painted on the ornate robe of the deity.
Turning it back, take a look at the branch of the apricot tree and see the bunch of hanging fruits. Look at the delicate brown colored hand painted demarcations, showing the cleft in the apricots. See how he has put his left hand at the back to support the weight of the apricots. Notice the texture of the bark as depicted by the artist. See the bones and muscles on the hand as it supports the load. Defining the beauty and skill of the artist is enhanced by the delicate hand painted traditional patterns and designs that completely accentuate the figurine. Look at the folds and the back of the shoe, which has been expertly crafted as if it was real cloth. Carving God Fukurokuju with such high symmetry and precision is only possible when done by a Master Carver. The ingenuity and skill of the artist is clearly visible in the fine details.
See how he holds the branch with his right hand, the two tassels that are colored black and red. Notice the folds on the robe and the large sleeves. Each of the round motif is exactly the same all over the robe yet the artist has managed to capture the symmetry of each design with the same precision. This beautiful and enchanting statue of God Fukurokuju is set on a carved wooden stand that adds to enhance its elegance.
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Height: 11.5 Cm/4.52 Inch, Width: 5 Cm/1.96 Inch, Length: 5.5 Cm/2.16 Inch