This stunning pendant features a dragon coiling protectively around the face of a woman. Wreaths of smoke fall down the side of her profile, whilst her hair mingles with the background scaled body of the dragon. An ammulet hangs from her neck. Owing to its 25,000 years of age, the mammoth ivory has taken on a marbled colour and surface fissues are visble in the dragon. These are not structural and do not go through the thickness of the ivory matrix. 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: 64mm high x 30mm wide (including bail)