Look at the mammoth ivory carving of a man with squirrel. Notice how he holds the fluffy and big squirrel upside down. The Master Carver has even managed to carve in such detail that the squirrel’s head is slightly looking up while the bewildered look in its big eyes is charming. Look at the smiling and happy man with a net to catch squirrels or even butterflies. See how delicately the artist has carved the solid ivory net. Don’t miss the delicate flow of the net as it tapers off at the end. The artist has managed to carve precise and symmetrical holes in the net while giving it the flow and drop as if it is natural net on a bamboo.

Mammoth ivory man with squirrel

Notice the milky white ivory without any blemishes, which calls for its rarity. The finely chiseled man looks happy and has all facial features carved in detail. The hand painted eye brows, smiling mouth with a couple of teeth visible and even the bent fingers are amazingly carved. Don’t miss the square cage made of rattan that he carries on his left arm, to transport the squirrels he catches. The exquisite workmanship is visible clearly in the way the complete sculpture has been carved.

Clear cuts, fine etching and delineated lines that mark the complete scene with pristine vision. Notice the fine detailing on the robes of the man with squirrel. The socks on the feet yet the open toe sandals, tight fitting pants below the knee and the loose robe with a jacket talks about the knowledge of the artist. The raw and rustic appeal combined with fine workmanship is elegant.

Notice the tiny flowers that grow on the cracked rocks beneath the feet of the man with squirrel while the complete sculpture rests on a strong wooden base, crafted specifically for this mammoth ivory sculpture.

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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