VIKING HEART PENDANT C.1000 AD
A good example in its fully evolved form. Near flat section and fully evolved cusped top form with bifoliate motif to the shoulders. 7/8” height, made by the open face mold technique. The iconic form in excellent preservation. For Vikings, the heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, integrity, all attributes of the warrior. It is said that Hrungnir, with whom Thor dueled (assisted by a sorceress), had a heart of stone. Professionally refurbished with the silver surface restored, on sterling silver neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity. Charming.