Historical Viking Pendant / God Loki Amulet, Antlers Hand-Carved
Celtic Spiral Pendant Free Gift Included (alpaca metal; size: 4 cm / 1.6 inches)
Zoomorphic Borre Vikings Art Style Amulet recreated in moose antlers, inspired by original Viking pieces dated 9-10 Century AD from British Museum - please check additional photo to this lot.
Museum number: 1999,1001.1 Historical Artefact Description: Cast silver open-work pendant with a a Borre-style design of a gripping beast inside a frame further decorated with four protruding animal heads. Suspension loop with central ridge and double median groove. The back of the pendant is undecorated. Small areas of gilding and niello are in evidence on the surface of the pendant.
The moose, deer antlers and wood were the most affordable raw materials used to carve and design ornate pieces. A common feature among Viking jewelry were animal designs taken from nature and Norse mythology. Bone jewellery was common among Viking men and women.
Size: 7cm x 5.3cm / 2.76 x 2.10 inches
Materials*: moose antlers. No animal has been injured, as moose drop their antlers from late March to mid-April. Due to their strength and durability since ancient times, the moose antlers were used in the manufacture of weapons and jewelry.
As each amulet is hand-carved, some small details and sizes can slightly differ from the images in the photo.
* Recommendations for wear and storage: Avoid protracted heat (saunas, baths, direct sunlight), as well as contact with water and household chemicals.
Art work tags: Historical Viking age amulets and jewelry, Medieval archeology gifts, Viking LARP historically correct jewelry recreation. Z-Rune Norse Pagan Arts Workshop Artworks