Museum piece of all Luohan 18 Monks – Hand Carved by Master Carver On Mammoth Ivory tusk
I must to admit this is one of the beautiful Mammoth ivory Pieces that i ever saw in my life. The Master Carver that carved this outstanding piece – made an outstanding work on this – top of the Line Mammoth ivory raw tusk – when he carved one of my favorites theme of the 18 Monks of luohan.
The 18 Luohans Monks considered as the original followers of the Buddha who have followed the Eightfold Path and has achieved deliverance of this earthly existence. He has reached “the other shore” and is saved for all eternity. In him the asavas – the craving for sensual pleasures, earthly existence, ignorance and wrong views – are gone. He is subject to no more rebirths and karma.Lohans are well-known for their great wisdom, courage and supernatural power. Due to their abilities to ward off the evil, Lohans have became guardian angels of the Buddhist temple and there in the main hall standing guard are the ever-present, indomitable-looking 18 Lohan figures, sometimes accompanied by 500 or more lesser Lohans.
This is the list of the 18 Luohan Monks – Try to Identify them among the Mammoth Tusk carving – In that piece the carver added Buddha him self to the piece as well this list can varies because it’s not a closed list & you can find sometimes additional gods instead of other – but this is the most popular list: Deer Sitting, Happy, Raised Bowl, Raised Pagoda, Meditating, Oversea, Elephant Riding, Laughing Lion, Open Heart, Raised Hand, Thinking, Scratched Ear, Calico Bag, Plantain, Long Eyebrow, Doorman, Taming Dragon and Taming Tiger.
A floral carved wooden stand adds to the beauty of this Mammoth Ivory tusk.
The master carver has signed this piece of art.
Height of the wood stand only is:18′ Cm / 7′ In .
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This Mammoth ivory tusk is absolutely legal worldwide for import & export. The Mammoth Tusk are coming from the extinct woolly Mammoth that was lived before 10,000 years ago. Today the Mammoth tusk are being found mainly in the arctic places like Alaska & Siberia Russia – that way the Tusk was buried in the ice for more than 10,000 years & didn’t fossilized. The only reason that the Mammoth Tusk is named “Ivory” is only because the same chemist structure of the tusk & because of the scientific definition. But it’s very easy to identify between mammoth ivory & elephant Ivory – With only a pair of unarmed human eyes. Read more about how to identify Mammoth Ivory & Elephant Ivory –Click Here!
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