This beautiful polar bear sitting on ice has been crafted in legal mammoth ivory. Look at the pose, one forearm over the other. See the peaceful, slumber-like action as if the polar bear finished a meal and is reposing in comfort. Notice the matted fur while even the direction of the fur is different at various places. This is only when it has been in water and comes out to dry itself.
Handcrafted polar bear
See how detailed the figurine is. Notice the open mouth, clear-cut nostrils and the tiny yet well-carved teeth. See the sharp claws and big sized paws. The Master Carver has managed to carve a customized bear resting on ice with intricate details. See the hues of brown that intersperse the mammoth ivory depicting melting ice. This is due to the fact that the mammoth ivory tusk lay buried in mineral rich soil and that absorption lends the brown hue to the milky white mammoth tusk.
Notice the Schreger lines that are inherent to pure mammoth ivory and these lines are apparent not just on the melting ice, but over the polar bear siting on ice also. See the bottom of the sculpture where the Master Carver has etched his signature, authenticating the sculpture as genuine mammoth ivory. Look at the cracks and crevices in the piece of tusk which are original and normal for eon’s old antique ivory.
See the well-defined and chiseled features of the face. Don’t miss the small ears, the well-defined jaws and the open mouth with precisely located teeth of the polar bear sitting on ice. The carving is set upon a round wooden stand that has been customized for this specific sculpture. A gilded circle demarcates the two woods. See the different colored woods that make this beautiful stand.
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