VIKING SORCERESS’S PENDANT NECKLACE. 10th-11th CENTURY AD
2 5/8” height plus the suspension loop which is original. Made of eight pieces with a Clow conical body of concentric roped coils suspending three loops from which hang three bud form pendants on original connecting links. Each bud is hollowed and accessed from the back to contain mystical compounds, poison or hallucinogenic accessed clandestinely during the occult ritual. A burial at Viden, Denmark contained the body of a woman of wealth and status buried with henbane seeds, which have hallucinogenic properties, and a wand as well as other objects. From these, archeologists concluded that she was a seeress or sorceress. The grave contained a necklace hung with three duck feet pendants very similar to this. Professionally refurbished with the silver surface restored, on a Sterling silver neck chain for modern wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.