This superb pendant features a dragon coiling protectively around the face of a woman. Wreaths of smoke fall down the side of her profile and mingle with her hair. Due to the thickness of the mammoth ivory matrix, the carving takes full advantage with the dragons head being fully three dimensional and its profile is visible from the side and front. As such, the artist has been able to incorporate its snout, horns and smoke wreaths in full dimension. The ivory is a wonderful chocolate brown colour with a peppering of cream. The back solid silver scroll work is patterned with 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: 42mm high x 26mm wide (including bail)