This superb pendant is carved from mammoth ivory, and has been intricately and skillfully worked in three dimensions. The high quality of the ivory shows in the precision and flare of the artists skill. Even at this small size, the snake shows raised eye brow and superb eye detail. Every scale is in place.It is set in a frame of sterling silver. 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: 50mm high x 14mm wide (including bail)