Ivory is theirs; sketch

David Shepherd


ivory is theirs sketch

First sketch for The Ivory is Theirs
Signed Limited Edition of 500
Image Size:- 11" x 8"
Overall size with mount 18" x 15"

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Ivory is a hard, white material from the tusks (traditionally from elephants) and teeth of animals, that consists mainly of dentine, one of the physical structures of teeth and tusks.
The chemical structure of the teeth and tusks of mammals is the same, regardless of the species of origin.
Both the Greek and Roman civilizations practiced ivory carving to make large quantities of high value works of art, precious religious objects, and decorative boxes for costly objects.
Ivory was often used to form the white of the eyes of statues.
Owing to the rapid decline in the populations of the animals that produce it, the importation and sale of ivory in many countries is banned or severely restricted.
In the ten years preceding a decision in 1989 by CITES to ban international trade in African elephant ivory, the population of African elephants declined from 1.3 million to around 600,000.

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