The Siberian Ice Maiden of the Pazyryk people, discovered in the permafrost of the Ukok Plateau, was buried with many warriors, horses and spiritual escorts around her.
Most remarkable though, was the well preserved and elaborate tattoos, indicating rank and status.
(This design is one of those tattoos.)
Three layers of hand sawn sterling silver are stacked to create a three dimensional pendant.
Ink resist acid etching on top layer creates additional depth and shadows.
17" sterling silver chain with a hand made hook and jump ring closure.
Pendant measures 2 1/4" tall, 1 3/4" wide, 1/4" thick.