EXCEPTIONAL VIKING HEART PENDANT C.900-1000 AD
A large example in its fully evolved with a domed central heart within double rounded borders. The cusp forming the bottom of a heart pierced above. A heart within a heart. The perimeter nubbed at the sixth points. Just under 1” height, made by the open face mold technique. Beautiful composition finely executed in a large balanced form. 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 gold overlay restored. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity. This pendant is among the finest examples we have ever offered.