Every piece of a mammoth tusk is a piece of art, it only needs to be presented properly. Here, I’m presenting a cross-cut slice of mammoth tusk. Just by looking on it, you can see how mighty the owner of the tusk was. It was, undoubtfully, a fully matured bull mammoth with huge tusks. The diameter of the slice is 5 inches (125mm). I asked my daughter to decorate it with some scrimshaw in style of cave art. That how our ancestors saw woolly mammoths and probably were amazed by them.
Please contact me if you want to purchase similar piece. Each piece comes with the base. The slice can be decorated with cave art or bas-relive or can be left plain, only polished. I will gladly provide you with price and shipping information.
Carving a jellyfish was a really unique opportunity to bring forth the beauty of the creature, beauty of material and possibility to really challenge my craftsmanship. The entire ivory carving is made out of two different pieces of fossil walrus ivory with different coloration. The entire artwork is so delicate. The jellyfish sits on the wavy silver rod. The height of the carving is 5.75 inches (145 mm) without the base. With the base, it is 6.75 inches (170 mm) high.
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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 Romanesque 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 2-1/4″ (56mm) wide, 4″ (100mm) high and only 8mm thick (that presented a real challenge to create a depth effect). I took the full advantage of such wonderful material and carved the composition in great detail going ad deep as possible. Wings of the dragon and curtains almost free-standing, you can pull thread behind them. Same is with many features of the girl and dragon. This mammoth ivory carving looks even deeper than it is. Panels are hinged together, as was done in medieval times, they can be closed as a book. This elaborate and unique ivory carving is for sale. Please contact me for price and shipping information.
This amazing figurine depicts a male woolly mammoth that roamed the Earth thousands of years ago. The figurine is anatomically precise and shows a lot of detail, such as thin hair, skin folds and toes. The overall quality is extremely high, and the figurine looks awesome. It features huge tusks that were the pride of woolly mammoths.
This piece was hand-carved from a high-grade mammoth ivory over the course of few weeks. The mammoth is situated on a beautiful wooden stand, which adds to the composition. The figurine itself measures 3 x 2-3/8 inches, not including the tusks. It is a great display piece and a timeless art object.
This ivory carving is SOLD but if you are interested, I can carve a new one for you.