Look at this beautiful mammoth ivory carving of two squirrels in the wild. This large piece of mammoth ivory tusk has been sculpted with two squirrels and a small spider in between the adorable pair. Look at the bushy tails, the tiny alert ears and black beady eyes. Notice the delicate flora beneath their tiny paws. See the small leaves and grass covering the flat rocks. One of the squirrels looks intently at the small spider that seems to have wandered in the midst of the verdant landscape. Don’t miss the tiny spider and the mushrooms growing at the end of the sculpture where their tails rest. Well-defined and carefully composed, the sculpture of two squirrels is a masterpiece.
Creatively crafted two squirrels on mammoth ivory tusk
Giving a beautiful rustic look to the complete sculpture, the Master Carver has managed to give depth to the sculpture. Notice the way the tail curves, the hunched yet alert stance of the squirrels is commendable. To be able to carve such details on solid ivory that has become fragile, over the course of the last 10,000 years under the permafrost, is a rare skill.
One of the most adorable wildlife is squirrels, and the Master Carver seems to have observed them keenly. This sculpture has been carved on a piece of mammoth ivory tusk and the undulated base which curves on both sides, gives an insight how creatively the artist managed to sculpt the squirrels with such painstaking effort. Even the fur on the squirrels has been etched in extreme detail, making the complete carving extremely life-like. Look at the wooden stand that has been ornately carved and showcases floral patterns and motifs while the rest of the wood is carved as branches.
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