Fisherman with boy carved in mammoth ivory is an amazingly beautiful art piece. See how the Master carver has used legal mammoth ivory to carve the fisherman with the day’s catch of six fishes on a bamboo pole. He holds the heavy bamboo pole with deft and strong hands while his left hand is lovingly placed over the head of the small boy, presumably his son. The little boy looks happy with a large fish which he manages to hold in his two hands, as it is a big fish.

Fisherman with boy hand sculpted

See how delicately each fish hangs down from the hooks from the wrapped-up rope. What is more amazing is that even the rope is carved from mammoth ivory. It is difficult to sculpt with such a fragile yet solid material yet the Master Carver has not just managed to have a theme and carve it, but the complete sculpture in mammoth ivory is extremely detailed and beautifully etched.

See the fine details on the robe of the fisherman with boy. The unique design of his sandal and the tiny toes and feet of the boy have been etched in detail. The prefect precision and symmetry showcase the mastery over sculpture in mammoth ivory. Don’t miss the bent knee, the twist of the torso or the way he smiles. Not only does it look real but the fine craftsmanship is a rare skill. See the curling tails of the fish, individually etched scales on the body of the fish or the flow and folds of the garments of the fisherman with boy.

The simple yet elegantly carved dark wooden base gives it an extra allure. Notice the simple rectangular base with round edges, makes it a sought after elegant decorative piece.

Mammoth ivory TUSKS are absolutely legal worldwide. You can read more about Mammoth Ivory in our education Center.

Size of Legal Mammoth Ivory netsuke:

Centimeters      Inches      Height
19                          7.5

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