Gilt bronze, over 1” height. Fully evolved form with cusped top. The shoulders of scrolling foliage form and the base with tear shaped center. Particularly crisply delineated. For Vikings the heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty and 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 gold overlay restored.