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Shell by AKuznetsov Shell by AKuznetsov
Just a tiny turtle shell netsuke commissioned.
Mammoth ivory, 1.7x1.5 inch.
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YamasakiHaku Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Then you put a lizard in it. That would be crazy xD

I liiiiike thiiiiiis.
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HERMOSOOOOOO!!!!!
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BeastVoodoo Jul 17, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Truly pristine work!
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mugsinateacup Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
how on earth did you hollow that out? Beautiful use of pattern in the shell. It's a like a 3d lino cutting
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That's actually a pretty good idea - assuming the person in question plans to actually use it for the original purpose that netsukes were designed for.
And, of course, excellently crafted, as always.
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AKuznetsov Jul 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
While making the shell I couldn't help thinking of the fact that one can just buy a real turtle for @20 and wait till it dies to get a fine natural shell... It's almost as stupid as making a bone of a bone. :)
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:iconsamarai:
On the other hand... you got paid. ;)
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ArachnoWolf Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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