Viking Pendant with Piriform Face, Cast In Bronze, 9th-12th Century AD
Viking Pendant with Piriform Face, Cast In Bronze, 9th-12th Century AD.
A Bronze Pendant with Piriform Face and Raised Border, Pellets Above and Broad D-Section Loop. From an Old Munich Collection, Acquired On The German Art Market Before 2000.
Early medieval casting had deep traditions since the Bronze Age. The Viking Age process probably looked quite the same as it already had done for a couple of thousand years. If the Bronze Age was the golden age of bronze casting, the craft didn't die with the coming of iron. Metal casting still played an important social part in the production of jewellery and prestige objects, a production of social codes telling about identity and belonging; of sworn fidelity and of alliances.
Item Code - BRO2D1046TA
Width: 1/2" Height: 7/8" Depth: 3/8" Weight: 3 g
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