This piece of mammoth ivory tusk has been carved to showcase three monkeys sitting on a rock. Notice the way the Master Artist has been able to capture the natural pose of the monkeys. One of the monkeys is crouching and has an extended hand touching the ear of the larger monkey. See the fine and delicate etchings on the monkey’s body. The small piece of mammoth ivory tusk has been carved completely with the three monkeys in harmony.
Completely detailed three monkeys
Notice the tiny flowers and leaves that dot the complete sculpture. See the fine carving on the three monkeys. Look at the expressions on the face. See the intensive look as it seems to be wanting to go down close to the larger monkey. See the large leaves and plants that are in the background of the monkey. Look at the base that has been just polished and left in the raw state. See the tiny cracks and the exterior that has a deep brown hue. The larger monkey seems to be gathering the flowers with the long fingers completely visible.
This is due to the organic ivory absorbing the soil minerals present in the Arctic permafrost. Notice the shades of brown that have permeated the base of the sculpture of three monkeys. See the detailing on the hands and feet of the monkeys and how the animals have been carved in action. One of the monkeys is sitting comfortably while the smaller monkey behind it is trying to climb on the other side. A large plant separates the two monkeys while the edge shows a large crack, which is incorporated into the sculpture. The complete three monkeys sculpture is set on a wooden base. See how the teakwood base has been carved and shows a geometrical patterns.
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Mammoth Ivory Carvings of Three Monkeys Item Size