Unique Sterling Silver Carved Moon Face Man Tribal Brooch Pin
Presented is a unique sterling silver pin or brooch in an interesting tribal style. The pin depicts a very stylized figure, where the body is more of a zigzag shape with silver beaded decoration here and there, and the face is a circular carving in a very stylized design, almost reminiscent of Hopi inlay work but as a carving. The construction is very well done and clearly took a lot of effort and skill on the part of the unknown artisan; the beaded decoration does not seem to be just applied on the front surface but rather goes through to the back, in what was surely a painstaking bit of hand done metalwork. The pin has a rollover style clasp in the back, which is quite secure.This piece is not stamped or hallmarked, but we have tested it with nitric acid and guarantee it to be sterling silver. This piece is in great condition. The carved piece for the face is securely glued in place and has no chips, just a nice patina. The clasp functions well and closes securely. The pin measures about 2 3/8 long by ¾ of an inch wide.
This piece weighs 8.4 grams.