In historic times ivory was an important medium for art. Today, because of the endangered status of elephants and other animals killed for ivory, trade is restricted by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). This page discusses historic artifacts in museums only.
Grapes, as on the ivory box below, are symbolic of seeking happiness.
The carving below shows a part of an entire elephant tusk with a carving of a crowd of people.