ELEGANT VIKING HEART PENDANT, 11TH CENTURY AD
Late form transitioning into the central European taste during the conversion of Vikings to Christianity. Silvered bronze, slightly under 1” height. Elegantly molded in high relief with drapes surrounding an elongated heart flanked by a beaded band. made by the open mold process with the back slightly depressed from shrinkage as the metal hardened. Professionally refurbished with suspension ring on a sterling silver neck chain. The silver overlay restored. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.