This sculpture of hen and chicks sculpted in mammoth ivory has been crafted by a Master Carver. Look at the delicate carving with mammoth ivory piece of tusk. See how the Master Carver has carved the ivory showcasing the big hen and chicks with considerable ease. Look how the hen looks over the peeping chicken. With its head turned towards the chick, the wattle and the comb can be seen with ease. Look how carefully the artist has managed to carve the neck feathers as they fall down all over the top while the tail feathers are more pronounced and broader.
Hen and chicks carved to perfection
See how each feather is separate and has been carved with complete detail, giving the delineated body of the hen a real look. See the small fluffy chicks that peep through the hay as portrayed by the Master Carver, of the various etchings in mammoth ivory. See the nesting hen with the hay stacked behind it. Notice the delicate etchings on the feathers while the lifelike rendering of the hen is so original that a cluck is expected any minute.
The bottom of the sculpture shows the hay rendering clearly, a way to mask the inaccuracies of the original tusk piece, showing the innovative capabilities of the Master Carver. The perfect finish and the yellow brownish hues of ivory are due to the tusks laying buried within the Arctic permafrost. It absorbed the minerals in the soil and lends the hue of varying shades to the mammoth ivory sculpture of hen and chicks. On the back of the sculpture, the Master Carver has etched and carved his signature carefully, authenticating the sculpture as original mammoth ivory. The barbs of the feathers have been painstakingly detailed on the tail while the curve of the neck of the hen is commendable in a fragile material like mammoth ivory. It is set upon a complimenting wooden stand that is hand carved for this specific hen and chicks sculpture.
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