A fine and highly detailed mammoth ivory carving. This is a classic, tasteful and impressive carving of monkeys.

Flawless Mammoth Ivory Carving

Here is a truly special mammoth ivory carving. As this is a marvelously detailed piece that draws attention to every single detail equally. Starting at the base of this carving you can see how the carver shows the progression of the monkeys as you move upward. He makes them appear as though they’re climbing which makes the scene appear alive instead of appearing stagnant. Furthermore, by showing the monkeys as they climb he shows them in different stages and from varying angles and positions. With each position highlighting how nimble and agile these creatures are.

Mammoth Ivory Carving With Deeper Meaning

Yet, it’s the message of this mammoth ivory carving which is most poignant and inspiring. Because by carving the monkeys in this manner the artist is displaying the strength of partnerships. Particularly how the monkeys are able to each have apricots because of their teamwork and reliance on each other. Basically, it’s principals and meanings like these that make these mammoth ivory carvings delightful and intriguing. However, there are many different interpretations and meanings and it’s up to the viewer to decide what they take away from this flawless carving.


Ivory Size

Centimeters Inches
Height 16.5 6.5
Length 14 5.5

Base Size

Centimeters Inches
Height 6.35 2.5
Width 3.81 1.5
Length 12 4.75

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