The art speaks for itself. Every detail from iris to pupil, feather to feather markings is present in this masterpiece. In this miniature sculpture, the eagle envelopes a proud face with feathers and plume mixing with long plaits. A spray of feathers covers the background ivory. The mammoth ivory is a wonderful woodlike tan colour while the back shows the curvature of the tusk section. 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: 83mm high x 17mm wide (including bail)