This traditional Japanese Samurai crafted with genuine mammoth ivory portrays the fearless and strong Samurai with two swords.
While the figurine holds one sword pointing downwards, the other samurai sword is in the scabbard. The hilt of the sword is delicately adorned with fine geometric patterns that differ in both the swords.
Notice the traditional body armor and the finely crafted bow and quiver full of arrows that have been sculpted with intricate details.
Even though the figurine is small, each pattern is delicate, while the master carvers sign is clearly visible on the quiver.
The figurine has been entirely sculpted from genuine mammoth ivory that is directly sourced from Siberia and the deep permafrost of Arctic, the master craver has patiently crafted the Japanese Samurai with detail. Reflecting the skill of the artist, see the braided sandals while each toenail is distinguished from the other.
Notice the clear, fluid lines that give a life-like expression on the face and don’t miss the leg armor along with the rope that ties it around the feet.
The custom designed simple yet elegant teakwood base has been specially crafted from the figurine and exemplifies the art piece.
Shades of discoloration might be visible on the figurine which is an indication of centuries of being buried in the deep soil permafrost whereby the ivory tusk had absorbed the minerals.
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Measurements of the Piece Including Wooden Base:
Height:9.5 ,Width: 4.25 Length: 3.5 Inch / 24.1 x 10.8 x 8.9 cm
Measurements of Ivory only:
Height: 8.5 , Width:3, Length:2.75 Inch / 21.5 x 7.5 x 7 Cm
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