Height: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm);
Height (base): 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Gift of Alfred and Victoria Harris, 1976
Not on view
These figures (see also 1976.422.2a, b) are carved in the back and the front, though not truly in the round. The carver was utilizing as much of the thin part of the tusk as he could to create a three-dimensional image; the dark concave areas on the figures' backs show the remains of the tusk's pulp cavity.
Artist: Balthasar Permoser (German, Kammer, near Otting, Chiemgau, Bavaria 1651–1732 Dresden)Date: ca. 1680–85Medium: Marble on a black marble socle inlaid with light marble panelsAccession: 2002.468On view in:Gallery 548