Title: Ama Vitam
One of a Kind - Collector Set
Pendant: H32mm x W24mm
Length of Chain: 50cm
Total Height of Bell Jar and Stand: 195mm
Diameter of Bell Jar: 100mm
Materials: Hand carved Vegetable Ivory (tagua nut), 18ct Yellow Gold, 9ct Yellow Gold Chain, Imitation Ivory Plinth, Oak Display Stand, Glass Bell Jar (Pyrex)
Ama Vitam - Latin for 'Love Life'
Inspired by an anatomical sketch by Leonardo da Vinci of a fetus/child in the womb (c.1510), Ama Vitam comprises of a baby carved from tagua nut, suspended from a yellow gold chain. The pendant is housed within a secondary nut representative of the womb. The pendant can be removed from the stand and worn when desired.
Ama Vitam is a great example of one of my Collector Sets.
Collector Sets are works that feature a special jewellery item or a series of work which come housed together with a custom display. The idea with these pieces is that they can be appreciated visually as a complete work of art, or objet d’art, but also allow each jewellery item to be taken out and worn individually when desired.
One of a Kind