This is a very high quality mammoth ivory carving netsuke A Three Wise Monkeys(connected).
This netsuke is carved out of genuine pure Mammoth ivory!
Look at the perfect curves and clean workmanship.
This netsuke is made of 100% genuine Mammoth Ivory Tusk. The extinct woolly Mammoth roamed the earth before 10,000-40,000 years ago. Today we can found Mammoth ivory tusk in the arctic regions like Siberia in Russia.
Mammoth ivory netsukes are absolutely legal worldwide.
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The three wise monkeys are a pictorial maxim. Together they embody the proverbial principle to “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”. The three monkeys are Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Mikazaru , covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Mazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no evil.
Sometimes there is a fourth monkey depicted with the three others; the last one, Shizaru, covers his abdomen or crotch and symbolizes the principle of “do no evil”.
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