Pyrography Fox Skull

  • £95.00

This one of a kind fox skull adorned with an Iron age spiral motif has been designed and created exclusively for Northern Fire by Nadine from Nordurljós Art.

Spirals have been in our minds since the earliest of times; and are symbolic of our very origins. Even before the great beasts and flowing knotwork of Viking age art. 
From Neolithic rock art and Iron Age La Tène, spiral motifs can have a multitude of meanings or intentions; such as representation of the cycles of life, rebirth and death. Or even powerful shamanic ritual symbolism. 

This skull has been delicately hand decorated using pyrography with dot work spirals inspired by Iron Age art. This is a complete skull including the lower jaw.
This type of motif was prevalent in Central Europe and the British Isles during the Iron Age appearing on artefacts found across the UK from Norfolk to Wales. It's most distinctive feature is repeating swirl motifs and variations of triskele patterns.

This skull was foraged naturally from the ground in Derbyshire, UK.


Material & Make

The use of fire to manipulate natural materials is one of the most ancient forms of artistry. Pyrography has been discovered on artefacts globally such as bone, wood, leather, and even stone.

Each piece is uniquely one of a kind, having been hand worked by the artisan to compliment the dimension of the design and respect the natural grain of the wood.

All of these are A1 grade skulls (intact and undamaged, all teeth present, all oil and dirt completely removed). They are cleaned and treated with peroxide to museum quality, so they can be shipped internationally too. All are sourced ethically and legally within the UK.


About The Artist

Nadine of Nordurljós Art has channels her passion for history into her artistry. As well as creating pieces of art for Northern Fire (which can be found hereshe also does commission designs for tattoos and logos.


Size & Dimensions

19cm x 9cm x 4.5cm / 7.5 x 3.5 x 1.75 inches