This huge piece of mammoth ivory showcasing Chinese mythological scenes is an exceptional piece of art. It can be seen that even though the etching and carving has been done within the tusk, by digging through the layers of ivory. This has given the effect of three dimensional to the figurines and sculptures. However, in this particular mammoth ivory sculpture, the Master Carver has added an extra layer of carved ivory to give it mystical proportions. This has lent beauty to the whole sculpture.
Look at the deities and priestesses dotting the entire sculpture. Each detail is exceptionally clear, etched properly and visible with ease. Notice the milky white ivory and the very detailed intrinsic sculpting through layers of genuine mammoth ivory. It is the skill and experience of one of the Master Carver that is showcased in the multitude of details that can be seen.
See the delicate facial features, flowing robes, curves and curls of the waves below the feet of the deities. Additionally, the towering mountains and pagodas in the background give the sculpted tusk a magnificent look. Extremely detailed, expertly carved and beautifully laid our mythical scene is astounding on such a large scale. The tiny figurines engaged in different activities are perfectly captured. Look how the edges and the base of the sculpture remain raw and originally colored ivory.
Though original mammoth ivory is milky white, the hues of brown are due to the exposure to soil minerals while it was buried within the cold tundra. The signature of the Master Carver authenticates the tusk sculpture as genuine mammoth ivory. The complete sculpture is set on a customized wooden stand, adding allure and strength to the huge piece of ivory tusk.
Mammoth ivory TUSKS are absolutely legal worldwide. You can read more about Mammoth Ivory in our education Center.
Size of Legal Mammoth Ivory tusk:
Length of carving is: 85 Cm , Length from edge to edge 74 Cm
Height with Wood-stand: 26 Cm , Height without Wood-Stand: 13.5 CM
circumference of the point 17cm . Circumference of the other point 21cm