VIKING HEART PENDANT C.850-1050 AD
5/8” height. Good example in its fully evolved with central heart of zoomorphic form, undoubtedly with spiritual significance. Nubbed bottom border, Domed with nubs at the quarter points. The heart with broad scalloped edges and “horned” top. Just under 1” height, made by the open face mold technique. Beautiful composition finely executed in 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. Rare form Professionally refurbished with gold overlay restored. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity. Rare and excellent.