Ivory Doves of Pliny Necklace

This beautiful fossilized ivory carving, set in bronze, hangs from a strand of fluorite beads. The ivory is hand carved from 10,000 to 15,000 year old mammoth and mastodon tusks found in Siberia and Alaska.

The image of doves drinking from a fountain is referred to as the Doves of Pliny in homage to Pliny The Elder, a Roman statesman, historian, naturist, and author, who first referenced them in his Natural History, a vast encyclopedia of the natural and human worlds. Pliny The Edler died while observing the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Adjustable length. Approximately 19" to 23". Medallion is 2.25" wide.

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