ivory carving

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CYSP sculpture, anaglyptics, anaglyptography, architectural sculpture, bone-carving, casting, ceroplastics, chasing, clay sculpture, decorative sculpture, earth art, embossing, engraving, founding, garden sculpture, gem-cutting, glass sculpture, glyptic, lost-wax process, metal sculpture, modeling, molding, monumental sculpture, paper sculpture, plaster casting, plastic art, portrait sculpture, relief, relief-carving, relievo, sculptor, sculpture, sculpturing, shell-carving, statuary, stone sculpture, stonecutting, whittling, wire sculpture, wood carving, xyloglyphy

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  • ivory carving — Carving of ivory into decorative or utilitarian objects. It has flourished since prehistoric times. Most Stone Age carvings have been found in southern France, in the forms of small nude female figures and animals. A masterpiece of early Egyptian …   Universalium

  • Ivory carving — by using sharp cutting tools, either mechanically or manually.Humans have ornamentally carved ivory since prehistoric times, and much of the prehistoric work reveals information about the use of tools during the carving s time period. The ivory… …   Wikipedia

  • Ivory — is formed from dentine and constitutes the bulk of the teeth and tusks of animals such as the elephant, hippopotamus, walrus, mammoth and narwhal.The word ivory was traditionally applied to the tusks of elephants; the word is ultimately from… …   Wikipedia

  • Carving — can mean*Bone carving *Chip carving *EQ carving, an application of equalization in audio mixing *Gourd carving *Ice carving *Ivory carving *Meat carving *Rock carving *Skiing or snowboarding carving style, defined by a type of S turn. *Stone… …   Wikipedia

  • ivory — ivorylike, adj. /uy veuh ree, uy vree/, n., pl. ivories, adj. n. 1. the hard white substance, a variety of dentin, composing the main part of the tusks of the elephant, walrus, etc. 2. this substance when taken from a dead animal and used to make …   Universalium

  • ivory — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. creamy, cream colored, tawny, fulvous; see tan , white 1 . n. Syn. animal tusk, whalebone, boar tooth, horn, hippo ivory, walrus ivory, hard ivory, soft ivory, live ivory, dead ivory; see also bone . Objects called… …   English dictionary for students

  • Ivory — I vo*ry ([imac] v[ o]*r[y^]), n.; pl. {Ivories}. [OE. ivori, F. ivoire, fr. L. eboreus made of ivory, fr. ebur, eboris, ivory, cf. Skr. ibha elephant. Cf. {Eburnean}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The hard, white, opaque, fine grained substance constituting …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ivory black — Ivory I vo*ry ([imac] v[ o]*r[y^]), n.; pl. {Ivories}. [OE. ivori, F. ivoire, fr. L. eboreus made of ivory, fr. ebur, eboris, ivory, cf. Skr. ibha elephant. Cf. {Eburnean}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The hard, white, opaque, fine grained substance… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ivory gull — Ivory I vo*ry ([imac] v[ o]*r[y^]), n.; pl. {Ivories}. [OE. ivori, F. ivoire, fr. L. eboreus made of ivory, fr. ebur, eboris, ivory, cf. Skr. ibha elephant. Cf. {Eburnean}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The hard, white, opaque, fine grained substance… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ivory nut — Ivory I vo*ry ([imac] v[ o]*r[y^]), n.; pl. {Ivories}. [OE. ivori, F. ivoire, fr. L. eboreus made of ivory, fr. ebur, eboris, ivory, cf. Skr. ibha elephant. Cf. {Eburnean}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The hard, white, opaque, fine grained substance… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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