Look at the natural action of the man with his arm outstretched as he leans towards the rooster.
Notice the huge basket with another rooster in it as he balances it on his back.
The intricately carved latticed, woven basket is beautifully handcrafted and it is amazing that solid ivory was coaxed to give such a delicate shape by the artist.
It seems as if the artist has put in the emotions of the man within the carving on solid mammoth ivory.
See the braided cords that hold the basket together. The toes with the toenails are clearly visible.
See the growing foliage close to the bamboo posts of the platform, giving an indication that maybe the area is marshy or wet and before the rooster jumps, the man wants to catch it.
The exquisite double layer wooden base is intricately and carved to perfection even though the border is tiny, yet carved to proportion.
The stand consists of 6 frogs holding the sculpture, which is extremely unique and different.
All mammoth ivory utilized in the sculpture is legal for worldwide shipping as it is sourced from the deep permafrost of the Arctic regions.
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