VIKING HEART PENDANT NECKLACE C.1000 AD
Gilt bronze. About 7/8" height. Made by the open face mold technique. Iconic heart forms with the edges scrolling inward forming foliage. The heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, integrity, all attributes of the Viking warrior. It is abundantly referenced in Viking literature. Professionally refurbished with the gold restored and mounted on a modern gilt neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.