This american eagle shows what it's famous for - defiance, nobility, fierceness and fearlessness. Amazingly detailed, from the arches above its eye, to each feather carved in relief. A large feather sweeps across the pendant and picks up on the slight green colour in the ivory towards the top of the piece. The mammoth ivory is a beautiful creamy colour. There is a surface crack in the front face ivory; it is superficial and does not reach through the whole pendant. The back solid silver scroll work is patterned 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: 46mm high x 33mm wide (including bail)