I was fortunate to see many medieval ivory carvings in different famous museums. Such incredible art kept my interest for a long time. Most what amaze me are artworks that made of several flat panels carved in deep relieve, it is hard to imagine that so much action can be placed in such small panels. Seeing those diptychs (two panels), triptychs (three panels) and other works stimulated me to create my own “medieval” carving with elements of Gothic art as it was done back then. During medieval ages people preferred carvings with religious theme, those diptychs and triptychs often served as mobile altars for nobility. I chose to go with fairy tale for my carving. My diptych consists of two panels of mammoth ivory, each is 1-1/2″ (38mm) wide, 4-1/2″ (112mm) high and only 5mm thick (that presented a real challenge to create a depth effect). I don’t have any name for it yet, feel free to contribute to the idea and help me to name it. Panels are hinged together, as was done in medieval times, they can be closed as a book or displayed using a wooden base I made for them.
This “medieval” mammoth ivory carving is Sold.