This stunning pendant is so wonderfully carved in all dimensions with the sculptor taking full advantage of the thick matrix of the ivory. Because of it's depth, the dragon literally is curled up in full dimension around a man's head. Smoke wreaths spill around the man's forehead and talons grip from the top corner. The face though captures a look of power and presence. This piece is pure artistry and imagination in three dimension. The mammoth ivory is a rich tan/coffee colour. The back solid silver scroll work is patterned into 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: 49mm high x 35mm wide (including bail)