VIKING HEART PENDANT NECKLACE C.1000 AD
Small, charm size example. Fully evolved form and comprised of foliate elements. 3/4” height, made by the open face mold technique. Surface lightly textured from burial. 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 silver overlay restored, a sterling silver neck chain for modern wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.