This piece of mammoth ivory has been expertly carved by the Master Carver. Although the raw ivory looks slightly delicate, it has been carved and etched with precision. Look at the fine detailing of the cranes. Each crane has been carved separately and exemplifies a different posture. The care at the base is trying to pluck a fish from the gurgling waves and don’t miss seeing the large fish, half out of water. The frothy waves of the sea have been sculpted very minutely, with each curl of the waves clearly detailed. See the wings and feathers on the crane’s body. The lotus leaf, webbed feet and the tiny eyes are clearly visible. Notice the rocks and the flora around them where the other cranes rest. The beautiful plumes feathers, the tiny beaks and hand painted eye of the cranes are worth admiring. The artist has been able to capture nature at its best.