A modern look at the biblical Eve story, this sculpture is a hand made composition of various rare materials, carved meticulously in the art studio of Lee Downey.
A full fossilised walrus tusk from the St. Lawrence Island, approximately 2 - 10,000 years old, is carved to show some of the original outside texture of the tusk, as excavated.
Eve is wearing her diamond embellished wrap, modestly sporting custom sunglasses made of horn, carved thin enough to see her eyes in bright light.
Our snake is wrapped around the base and totem, made of fine fossilized walrus ivory teeth, each segment joined with pure gold inlay. A silver pin anchors the snake to the base.
The apple is set upon a silver pin as well, having had a nice health bite taken out.
Roses are also carved from fossil ivory teeth and inlayed separately into the base.
The base itself is fashioned from jet. a semi-precious stone that is a found in Siberia. It is also a fossil material, in the same family as coal.
Hallmarked and signed RJ….initials of the master carver Rajin who has been with Lee for over 20 years.