One of the rare sculptures depicting the bust of Lord Buddha with the face carved in pure mammoth ivory while neck down it is set-in high-quality teakwood. The luster of the milky white ivory is enhanced by the deep grained brown wood. Notice the contrast yet the complementing colors and finish.
Sculpture of Buddha in mammoth ivory
Sculpted in the traditional method, the piece of mammoth ivory tusk has been used to carve the hair and the face of Buddha. See the half opened, downcast eyes, a large dot in the middle of the forehead signifying the enlightened third eye. The Master Carver has patiently craved each curl on the head, hand painting each with the same number of highlights and color. Notice the peace and serenity that it radiates. The handsomely etched and hand painted eye brows, the serenity of the eyes that look down talks about the envisaged humility of the Lord Buddha. Don’t overlook the large ear lobes that hang down. This is a sign of intelligence and enlightenment, attained by Buddha. Each hair curl is tightly done over the head and is uniquely symmetric and proportionate considering that the complete sculpture is hand crafted.
Though ivory and wood complement each other perfectly, the face carved with mammoth ivory gives a very unique look while the color combination matches the sculpture. Wooden base has been carved such that it forms the basis of the support base while looks like the rustic robe. See the well-rounded shoulders and the fall of the scarf on both the sides, covering the shoulders. The Master Carver has delicately chiseled a necklace around the neck, painstakingly carving each bead while the long pendant accentuates the beauty of the accessory. The sculpture of Lord Buddha is considered to bring serenity, good luck, peace and harmony.
Mammoth ivory TUSKS are absolutely legal worldwide. You can read more about Mammoth Ivory in our education Center.
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