From a Scythian hand hammered gold ornament, the scrolled design is translated to etched nickel and mounted on a worm eaten antique wood fragment, mounted to antique French oak. The wood suspends a dangle of hand cut black deerskin and ancient beads. Two small ancient rock crystal beads, called "krystallos" by the ancient Greeks, were believed to be ice so frozen that it would never melt and are dated 1200 - 1800 CE. The companions are ancient excavated gray Djenne glass beads from Mali. Djenne was linked with Timbuktu and the legendary Saharan trade route. With recent brass and copper fittings. Ancient world totem.
Overall 7 1/4” tall. Antique French oak block 1 1/2” tall X 1 3/4” wide X 1 1/2” deep. Worm wood 5 3/4” tall X 11/2” wide at widest point.