The chair of St. Peter was made out of wood with ivory reliefs illustrating the story of Hercules in Rome.

Chair of St. Peter Arm-Chair

The chair of St. Peter was made out of wood with ivory reliefs illustrating the story of Hercules in…

An illustration of an Egyptian ivory carving.

Ivory Carving

An illustration of an Egyptian ivory carving.

This Renaissance chest of Dutch origin was richly decorated with carving, intarsia or wood inlaying, ivory and metal reliefs. It had no feet and was chiefly used for jewelry, and as work-boxes.

Renaissance Chest

This Renaissance chest of Dutch origin was richly decorated with carving, intarsia or wood inlaying,…

This Renaissance chest of Italian origin was richly decorated with carving, intarsia or wood inlaying, ivory and metal reliefs. It had no feet and was chiefly used for jewelry, and as work-boxes.

Renaissance Chest

This Renaissance chest of Italian origin was richly decorated with carving, intarsia or wood inlaying,…

This Renaissance chest of Flemish origin was from the 17th century. It was richly decorated with carving, intarsia or wood inlaying, ivory and metal reliefs. It had no feet and was chiefly used for jewelry, and as work-boxes.

Renaissance Chest

This Renaissance chest of Flemish origin was from the 17th century. It was richly decorated with carving,…

This book cover is made of ivory.

Book Cover

This book cover is made of ivory.

An illustration of an Egyptian dagger with a bronze blade and an ivory handle.

Dagger

An illustration of an Egyptian dagger with a bronze blade and an ivory handle.

Elephants are called pachyderms, which means "thick-skinned".

Elephant

Elephants are called pachyderms, which means "thick-skinned".

One of the most remarkable things used in place of a hand is the trunk of the elephant.

Elephant

One of the most remarkable things used in place of a hand is the trunk of the elephant.

Elephant with hay

Elephant

Elephant with hay

"Female head in high relief, Nineveh collection." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Ivory Carving

"Female head in high relief, Nineveh collection." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Sphinx in high relief, Ninveh collection." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Ivory Carving

"Sphinx in high relief, Ninveh collection." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Plaque; apparently used for inlaying, Nineveh collection." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Ivory Carving

"Plaque; apparently used for inlaying, Nineveh collection." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Leaf of a diptych, Roman, probably about 4th century, South Kensington Museum collection." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Ivory Carving

"Leaf of a diptych, Roman, probably about 4th century, South Kensington Museum collection." —…

"Mirror case illustrating storming of the Castle of Love, French, about 14th century, South Kensington museum." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Ivory Carving

"Mirror case illustrating storming of the Castle of Love, French, about 14th century, South Kensington…

"Pieta, about 14th century. British museum." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Ivory Carving

"Pieta, about 14th century. British museum." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Suppose a, b, to be a marble floor, and c, to be an ivory ball, which has be thrown towards the floor in the direction of the line c e; it will rebound in the direction of the line e d, thus making the two angles f and g exactly equal." -Comstock 1850

Reflected Motion

"Suppose a, b, to be a marble floor, and c, to be an ivory ball, which has be thrown towards the floor…

An illustration of an Egyptian seat made of ivory and ebony wood.

Seat

An illustration of an Egyptian seat made of ivory and ebony wood.

This chess table is carved in ivory depicting characters of the Crusades.

Chess Table

This chess table is carved in ivory depicting characters of the Crusades.

This small vase is made out of ivory in an Elizabethan style.

Small Vase

This small vase is made out of ivory in an Elizabethan style.

A South American palm that produce a seed for the which the plant is named.

Vegetable Ivory

A South American palm that produce a seed for the which the plant is named.

"Take a piece of ivory, or any other substance that will sink in water, and weigh it accurately in the usual manner; then suspend it by a thread, or hair, in the empty cup a, and balance it. Now pour water into the cup, and it will be found that the suspended body will lose a part of its weight, so that a certain number of grains must be taken from the opposite scale, in order to make the scales balance as before the water was poured in. The number of grains taken from the opposite scale, show the weight of a quantity of water equal to the bulk of the body so suspended." —Comstock, 1850

Water Weighing

"Take a piece of ivory, or any other substance that will sink in water, and weigh it accurately in the…