Look at this rabbit with carrot sculpted on a piece of pure mammoth ivory. Check the delicate furry animal and how the Master Carver has managed to delineate curves on the rabbit. Notice the ears and how they are made. See the etchings on the fur, and how each hair is clearly seen. The Master Carver has managed to carve a figurine showcasing a rabbit, holding a big carrot. Notice the big eyes that are hand-painted black.
Rabbit with carrot in ivory
The complete sculpture has been carved on a piece of mammoth ivory tusk as it can be seen at the bottom of the sculpture. The raw edges and the rustic exterior of the tusk is clearly visible. See the natural crisscross pattern with indentations that make it look like a piece of bamboo. Don’t miss the specks of brown on the milky white. That is because the tusk lay for eons buried in the Arctic permafrost which led the organic ivory to absorb all the soil based minerals. This caused the hues and authenticates the ivory as genuine mammoth ivory.
The rabbit with carrot is holding on to the vegetable with the front paws. Look at the delicately crafted carrot. Large in size, the carrot is carved showing the textures, just like a natural vegetable. See the tiny leaves of the carrot and how these have been defined in ivory. The curve and curl of the carrot leaves gives it a natural look.
Look closely, the furry rabbit with carrot looks life-like and soft even though it has been carved out of solid mammoth ivory. The bend of the ears, curve of the feet and the hint of alertness about the rabbit can be discerned with ease. The complete figurine of rabbit with carrot rests on a hand carved wooden stand.
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Mammoth Ivory Carvings of Rabbit with Carrot Item Size
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