This pair of rhinos with cactus are crafted from pure mammoth ivory and the Master Carver has showcased a natural scene wherein the huge majestic animals are wallowing in mud. See how the artist has crafted the swampy mud and the way the rhino’s feet are immersed in it. See the difference in size yet the craftsmanship on both the rhino’s is the same. The same accuracy and clarity is etched clearly. Look at the rough-hewn blocks of pure ivory at the back, giving it a look of solid rocks in the background.
Pair of rhinos with cactus
The pair of rhinos with cactus in the foreground showcases a natural scene that has been perfectly etched in the ancient mammoth ivory. See how the mud has the ripples and the waves, which the Master Carver has managed to hew into the pure and organic ivory. See the trees in the background and how the Master Carver has crafted the thick leaves. The long leaves of the plants droop towards the smaller rhino. While there are small flowers and leaves or vegetation on the rocks. Each aspect has been carved with precision and detail.
Don’t miss the cactus in the foreground. Look at the cactus needles and how they have been carved with precision. See the thick and rough hide of the rhino and the multiple layers that have been carved by the artist. The tiny leaves and flowers that dot the complete landscape as carved in the ivory. See the rings on the tails and how it curves around the back. See the different pattern on the legs and the completely varied texture on skin at the back. Carved from a piece of mammoth ivory tusk, the pair of rhinos with cactus sculpture is a class apart and set on a customized wooden frame.
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Mammoth Ivory Carvings of Rhinos in swamp Item Size
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