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SET OF EIGHT SILVER VIKING PENDANTS - WITH FULL REPORT
SET OF EIGHT SILVER VIKING PENDANTS - WITH FULL REPORT
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Ca. AD 900 - 1000 A set of eight silver pendants made via the open mould lost wax casting technique that was frequently used in the Viking Age. Each pendant is then individually hand-finished. The first pendant from the left on the top row is a rare example of a fusion between borre and jellinge art styles. This pendant is formed as a circle with a pair of jellinge-style beasts with ribbon S-shaped bodies in profile and heads with open jaws and extended tongues. However, each is provided with gripping paws and an enmeshed body, which are typical features of the Borre style. The second pendant from the left on the top row is a diamond-shaped open-work silver pendant in borre style, featuring a symmetrical design with two animal heads and visible, gripping paws. The four pendants on the bottom row and the first two from the right on the top row are made with a borre style design of a beast, possibly a cat. Inside a circular frame, they are further decorated with four protruding animal heads. The ribs of some of this type of pendant are to imitate the filigree wire. All eight pendants have a suspension loop and are undecorated on the reverse. The whole lot is extremely reminiscent of the objects found in the Varby Treasure, a silver hoard recovered in Sweden in 1871. For similar see: Statens Historiska Museers, Acquisition Number 4516.; The British Museum, Museum Number 1999,1001.1. Size: L:40-50mm / W:35-45mm ; 200g Property of a European collector, London, since 2015; formerly in the Nicholas Wright collection, previously in an old private Duch collection. This item has been cleared against the Art Loss Register database and comes with a confirmation letter. This piece comes with an XRF laboratory report from the independent Belgian laboratory Hebolabo.
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SET OF EIGHT SILVER VIKING PENDANTS - WITH FULL REPORT

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