This sculpture of three polar bears carved in mammoth ivory has a beautiful theme. The delicate carvings enhanced by the tenderness of a mother bear towards the cubs, has added charm to the figurine. Look at how the Master Carver has sculpted the tenderness son the face of the polar bear, the way the cubs nestle under her huge paws. A single piece of mammoth ivory has been carved to perfection, with a large polar bear protecting the cubs. Notice the fur on the body of the three polar bears. See how the Master Carver has managed to etch the mammoth ivory with delicate fur patterns.  The larger polar bear looks wet with the styled fur while the cubs have intricate fur patterns, but has been crafted differently.

Details on the three polar bears

Notice the large claws and paws of the polar bear and the way they are clasped on the ice. See the intricate and inherent crisscross lines that make mammoth ivory authentic. The tiny curves and curls of the fur have been so aptly portrayed.  See the tiny claws, the curve of the lips, and the small polar bears huddling together, as if shielding from the cold winds.

The Master Carver has etched his seal and sign at the bottom of the sculpture. Notice the tiny yet completely legible seal and sign. Here the Schreger Lines are clearly visible, authenticating the ivory as pure mammoth ivory. At the back, the mammoth ivory sculpture of the three polar bears has been carved, as if the polar bear was sitting on a melting ice piece. See the dripping and melting ice, while the polar bear cubs are nestled within its paws. The complete sculpture is set upon a strong and carved teak-wood base. Notice the beautiful grain on the wooden stand and how it accentuates the beauty of the sculpture.

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 Mammoth Ivory Carvings of Three Polar Bears Item Size


Centimeters Inches
Height 5.7 2.24
Width 5 1.96
Length 5 1.96

Base Size

Centimeters Inches
Height 2.5 0.98
Width 8.5 3.34
Length 8.5 3.34

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