aeb0054 GENUINE HIPPO IVORY NETSUKE NUDE LADY 4-1/4

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Item Description : Hippo ivory Netsuke Carving Nude Doctor Lady Material : 100% Genuine Hippo Ivory Size: (Approx) 4-1/4". Remark : This carving is made by our artisan. This item is 100% handmade. Wonderful workmanship! So intricate! It's a great gift for someone you love or a great addition to your collection. Proud to own one!
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What is Hippo Ivory? The hippo ivory is from Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius). When the international embargo on the Ivory Trade was instituted in the 1980s, craftsmen sought alternative materials for their artwork. Because hippos naturally shed, then regrow, their tusks, this material has enjoyed growing acceptance as a medium.

How to identify Ivory?

Elephant and mammoth tusk ivory comes from the two modified upper incisors of extant and extinct members of the same order (Proboscidea). African and Asian elephants are both extant. Mammoths have been extinct for 10,000 years. Because of the geographical range in Alaska and Siberia, Mammuthus primigenus tusks have been well preserved. Tfore, Mammuthus primigenus is the only extinct proboscidan which consistently provides high quality, carvable ivory.

Polished cross-sections of elephant and mammoth ivory dentine display uniquely characteristic Schreger lines. Schreger lines are commonly referred to as cross-hatchings, engine turnings, or stacked chevrons.

Hippo ivory

Upper and lower canine and incisors are the most common sources for hippo ivory. Each type of tooth has distinctive gross morphology. Close examination of a cross-section of hippo dentine with the aid of a 10X hand lens reveals a tightly packed series of fine concentric lines. These lines can be regularly or irregularly spaced. The orientation of the lines will follow the overall shape of the particular tooth.

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