Look at this beautiful mammoth ivory sculpture of a group of dogs that can be seen climbing over a tub with plates. Each dog is of a different breed and size but the Master Carver has managed to accentuate the expressions and profile of each dog separately. Notice the muscles of each dog, the delineated active personalities that have been showcased.
Different breed of dogs
See the dog with spots or the one that has a smooth coat. Look at the fur that has been carefully etched. One of them is under a cloth while the dog below it is on its back, trying to get back on its feet. Notice the fabric and the delicate pattern on the cloth. Each detail is carved properly and even the paws are clearly demarcated. Notice the curves and curls, the differently colored fur and the shape of the dogs. Each of the dogs is sized different and looks to be active and excited. The group of dogs have been carved to be playful, cute and portray a natural affinity to climbing.
Finely etched and carved
The group dogs are extremely close, piling over one another, trying to climb into the tub. Observe carefully the expressions of these puppies. The Master Carver has truly put in the best to sculpt out this amazingly crafted piece of mammoth ivory. This adorable group of dogs portrays the active life of small puppies. On scrutinizing this hewed image, you will observe that this little group is actively climbing over a wash tub. Look how marvelously the artist has made the washtub, giving it an aura of magnificence with its grained wooden planks. The etched lines on the wood are hand painted with dark brown. The sculptor has no doubt gone to the zenith of their abilities to make this statuette classic collectible.
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