The polar bear on ice has been carved from a small piece of mammoth ivory tusk and captures the beauty of the wild animal in its natural surroundings. It looks as if it is floating on a large iceberg that seems to be melting away slowly. Notice the serene atmosphere and the way the polar bear sits on the ice. The dripping icicles and the way the delineated lines have been carved shows how the Master Carver paid attention to each detail while the nuances of the carving help it look life like and real.
Sculpted polar bear on ice
Look at the peaceful look on the face of the polar bear. See the open mouth, white fur that has been etched delicately with the look of real fur. See how the wet fur clumps together and strings. The Master Carver took into account all aspects of the scene and gives it careful consideration. Look at the paws. One of the front paws is tucked under the chin of the polar bear while the other two rest See the smooth top and inundations that give the melting ice look to solid hand crafted piece of ivory.
The jagged piece of the mammoth ivory tusk has been left in its natural raw state on the bottom while the smoother top was carved. Turning it over, the hues of brown can be seen on the bottom .The organic ivory absorbed soil minerals while it lay buried in the permafrost. That gave it a natural brown hue. See the mineral deposits that dot the edges in blue and green. The complete sculpture is set on a hand crafted and polished wooden stand. Look at the branch like patterns that lend a wilderness look to the complete sculpture.
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Mammoth Ivory Carvings of Polar Bear on Ice Item Size
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