Tusk of an African elephant decorated with fangs of an African boar and the finest silver filigree.
Ethiopia. Middle of the XX Century.
121 cm long.
The emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie
presented the tusk to the minister of foreign affairs of Yugoslavia.
Ivory is a precious material used for luxury goods. Since ancient times ivory items have been regarded as magical amulets which bring good luck. In India healers use ivory for body rejuvenation and recovery, and in China ivory is used in lithotherapy because it is thought to improve the aura. In many countries, ivory items were considered relics and were inherited within the family.
The artwork is in perfect condition.
Price on request.