This large pendant's carving is superbly matched to the the shape of the mammoth ivory matrix. In this sculpture, an eagle's head and feathers becomes the headdress of an Indian Chief. The bordering mammoth ivory has been polished back and brings the carving out so wonderfully. The mammoth ivory is a beautifully creamy woody colour. The back solid silver scroll work is patterned in a sun emblem 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: 10mm high x 30mm wide (including bail)