This dragon is so detailed you really have to see in your hand to grasp the complexity in its carving. It is completely been carved away from the ivory matrix. In three coils, this dragon is primed for attack. The skill in the carving shows the inner pent up power and rage of this hugely symbolic icon. Every detail is present - from teeth inside the mouth, to talons with claws and pupils within the eyes. The mammoth ivory graduates from a chocolate brown to a lighter coffee brown towards its tail. 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: 60mm high x 20mm wide (including bail)