A piece of mammoth ivory tusk has been carved as a roaring tiger. Notice the ferocious expressions and the large sized teeth with the tiger’s tongue slightly protruding through the teeth. Carved from a single piece of mammoth ivory tusk, the Master Carver has managed to bring to life a tiger in an active pose. Look at the mammoth ivory roaring tiger clinging on to the roots of the tree and the rocks. See the close proximity with a small crooked tree.
Life like roaring tiger
The penchant for carving life-like sculptures on small pieces of mammoth ivory is showcased in the skills of the Master Carver. The arch of the tiger’s back, the strong paws as they grip the rocks. Intently, looking at the trees, the bark is clearly visible with geometric patterns as they appear in nature. The knotted roots and clearly delineated lines with curves for branches give it a natural appeal, adding to the beauty of the sculpture. Each leaf is visible as the Master Carver has managed to carve each bunch of leaves separately.
Tiger on the rocks
Look at the inherent stripes on the tiger which have been etched on the body of the roaring tiger. See each curve on the body of the tiger, its ears, the curl of the tail, and the posture of attack. Notice the smooth luster of the pure and legal mammoth ivory. See the tiny leaves that can be seen growing from the crevices of the rocks, with some of them carved out in three dimension. Look at the back of the sculpture. The inherent marks of breaking up from the main tusk can be seen.
Though it is polished, but the raw ivory can be seen in its natural form. Seeing it from the front, there is a waterfall flowing out from the crevice in the rocks. Set on a wooden stand, the carvings on it accentuate the beauty of the mammoth ivory sculpture of roaring tiger.
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