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A Scandinavian Viking boar's head from a ship, 7th -

Lot 0564 Details

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Oak with a dark age patina. Fully sculpted, carved head presumably of a wild boar with open snout, its ears laid back. A large, rectangular mounting hole on the back. Mounted on a modern metal stand, ready for exhibition. Size of the head 12 x 23 x 14 cm, height including stand 29 cm.By all accounts, it was excavated from the river Scheldt, near Antwerp, by a digger during the 1930s. It was presumably originally part of the figurehead on a Viking longboat. The results of a radiocarbon test, dating the head between the years 660 and 870, are included.Provenance: From the collection of Mr. & Mrs. Gabrielse, Middelburg (NL), acquired from Dick Meijer Antiques in Amsterdam in 2008, previously in a private Brussels collection.Condition: III
Condition
III
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A Scandinavian Viking boar's head from a ship, 7th -

Estimate €9,000 - €18,000
May 26
Starting Price €9,000
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0564: A Scandinavian Viking boar's head from a ship, 7th -

Sold for €26,000
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Est. €9,000 - €18,000Starting Price €9,000
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Lot 0564 Details

Description
...
Oak with a dark age patina. Fully sculpted, carved head presumably of a wild boar with open snout, its ears laid back. A large, rectangular mounting hole on the back. Mounted on a modern metal stand, ready for exhibition. Size of the head 12 x 23 x 14 cm, height including stand 29 cm.By all accounts, it was excavated from the river Scheldt, near Antwerp, by a digger during the 1930s. It was presumably originally part of the figurehead on a Viking longboat. The results of a radiocarbon test, dating the head between the years 660 and 870, are included.Provenance: From the collection of Mr. & Mrs. Gabrielse, Middelburg (NL), acquired from Dick Meijer Antiques in Amsterdam in 2008, previously in a private Brussels collection.Condition: III
Condition
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III

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