Look at the beautifully carved statue of Buddha that has been completely carved from a single piece of mammoth ivory tusk. The solid yet fragile ivory is the only legal ivory in the world but requires exceptional skill of the master carver to sculpt it so elegantly. Look at the tiny hand painted details on the robe of the Buddha. See the tiny trees motifs that have been hand painted on the lower robe.
Look at the Schreger Lines that are visible on the rotund belly of the smiling Buddha, which are the authentic. See the huge earlobes, dimpled cheek and a happy disposition. The finely etched and emits positivism and peace. See the bare chested, potbellied Buddha that is one of the most revered deities in the Orient. Look at the tiny feet and toes that have been crafted in detail. Look at the back and see the level of expertise of the Master Carver. See the extremely detailed and tiny hand painted motifs. The color on the seat is different as it is wrapped differently and the signature of the artist has been etched in extremely ornate method. Notice the folds and fall of the cloth, the tucks and the color. The beautiful finish, the gleam and luster of pure mammoth ivory is perfectly visible.
Look at the exceptionally broad sleeves, the cord around the waist that can be seen perfectly at the back. The cord divides his robe into two parts and the Master Carver has managed to put that into perspective, showcasing the folds accordingly. He holds the traditional object in his hand while he sits crossing his legs. The caliber and skill of the artist can be seen with ease as the intricate details and delineated lines present a perfect picture. It is set upon a wooden stand that accentuates its beauty and complements it.
Mammoth ivory figurines are absolutely legal worldwide. You can read more about Mammoth Ivory in our education Center.
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Height: 10 Cm/3.93 Inch, Width: 6.5 Cm/2.55 Inch, Length: 5 Cm/1.96 Inch