Hand carved lion head cufflinks - guardian
Hand carved ancient Woolly Mammoth tusk lion head cufflinks. Embellished with sapphire eyes and finished in sterling with toggle backs. Depictions of Lions are millennia-old throughout the world. In Egypt, for example, the Sphinx has Lion’s body, which was a sacred symbol of the Goddess who safeguarded the pharaohs in the afterlife. The Sun God Mithras was a Solar deity associated with Lion and often portrayed with a Lion’s head. The Hopi revere Lion as a Sacred Guardian for the tribe to whom they look for ongoing advice during a ritual. The creature is an expert hunter who is reliable and fearless in the face of any challenge.