Ama Vitam

Ama Vitam
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About this piece

Ama Vitam - Latin for 'Love Life'

Inspired by an anatomical sketch by Leonardo da Vinci of a Foetus/child in the womb (c.1510) this pendant has been designed with it's own display stand and protective glass dome. The pendant is beautifully carved 3-dimensionally in Vegetable Ivory with a cap of 18ct Yellow Gold being suspended on a 9ct Yellow Gold chain.

A well crafted piece of jewellery is miniature sculpture and should have the ability to be displayed as such.
The idea with my Collector Sets is to display a special item of jewellery or small series of works within a specially designed cabinet or display to be enjoyed visually on a daily basis as a piece of jewellery but also as an Objet d' Art. The appealing thing about creating these pieces is knowing that the owner not only has the ability to wear the piece of jewellery when they wish, but that they also have a permenant display for their jewellery to be housed in when the piece/s are not being worn.

The Ama Vitam Collector Set features a small baby in the foetal position with a cap of yellow gold which is suspended on a gold chain to be worn as a necklace. The baby form is hand carved from vegetable ivory (named this because it derives from a nut and is not animal ivory) which sits inside the outer shell of the nut which takes on a womb like texture. Together they are supported on a plinth of imitation carved ivory which sits on an oak base with a protective glass dome.

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Title: Ama Vitam
One of a Kind - Collector Set

Pendant Dimensions:
Height: 32mm
Width: 24mm
Length of Chain: 50cm

Total Height of Bell Jar and Stand: 195mm
Diameter of Bell Jar: 100mm

Materials: Hand carved Vegetable Ivory; 18ct Yellow Gold; 9ct Yellow Gold Chain; Imitation Ivory Plinth; Oak Display Stand; Glass Bell Jar (pyrex)

Price & Options

Price: $4,980.00 NZD
(includes. gst 15%)
(For purchases made outside N.Z, gst is deducted at checkout)

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