The art speaks for itself. Every detail from iris to pupil, feather to feather markings is present in this masterpiece. In this minature sculpture, the eagle sits proud atop an equally proud woman. Dreamlike, the feathers mix with her long plaits, and the deep colour of the tax ivory mixes with hints of green caused by metal minerals seeping through the ivory over its 25,000 year old burial. The back solid silver scroll work is wing like and of high quality hand made construction. The bail is hinged. This is a one-off both in terms of the unique ivory colour and in the skill of the individual carving.
Fossil: Mammoth Ivory Mammuthus primagenius
Age: Pleistocene approximately 12,000 - 25,000 years
Metal: Solid 925 Silver
Size: 60mm high x 22mm wide (including bail)