Squirrels on log has been carefully sculpted in pure mammoth ivory. Look at the delicate workmanship of the Master Carver and details on the figurine. Notice the clearly demarcated lines, curves on the body and the fine etching showcasing the fur on the squirrels’ body. Each strand seems to stand out individually. Look at the tiny paws crafted elegantly and with the right proportions. Check the inquisitive little faces, the alertness with which they are looking has been beautifully portrayed by the Master Carver. The frisky animals have been captured doing something that they like.

Expertly crafted squirrels on log

Look at the unique log as if it is decayed wood of a tree, over which the squirrels are sitting. See the jagged edges and the spaces, portraying the old and permeable wooden trunk. The bushy tailed squirrels on log have been carved carefully. Notice the peanuts that they are trying to hold. The alertness about the surroundings as they forage in the rustic environs is clearly seen. At the bottom of the sculpture the hints of brown hues are visible. This is because the mammoth ivory tusk lay buried in the Arctic permafrost and absorbed the soil minerals over centuries. That lends it the shades and hues of brown, giving the sculpture a beautiful pattern.

The artistic creativity and expert utilization of the piece of mammoth ivory tusk has been done. The natural cracks have been used to the advantage of the tree trunk. See how the artist has managed to incorporate the flaws in natural and pure mammoth ivory into a beautiful design. The complete figurine of the squirrels on log has been set upon a customized carved wooden base. The deep brown of the wood perfectly contrasts with the delicate white of the mammoth ivory. And it gives a classical support to the sculpture.

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Mammoth Ivory Carvings of Squirrels on log Item Size


Centimeters Inches
Height 5.5 7.48
Width 5.5 1.96
Length 8 3.93

Base Size

Centimeters Inches
Height 2.5 0.98
Width 6 2.36
Length 11 4.33

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