Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Wild boar

    Wild boar

    Germany, Idar-Obershtain

    20th century

    Wild, Georg

    Nephrite, white agate, rubies; carving, polishing

    Length 12.7 cm


    Classic subject matter for German carvers were various forms of Northern European woodland animals. The present boar is carved from rich green Russian nephrite, textured to represent his fur, with white agate tusks, faceted ruby eyes.