Item: Viking Lunar PendantDate: 800-900 ADMaterial: Silvered bronzeSize: .9 inch
As expert navigators, the constellations signified mystery and power to Vikings. The Moon was personified as Mani, brother to Sol the Sun, and is abundantly represented in Norse literature. Lunar pendants were worn as pectorals as well as suspended from belts, other clothing and horse harnesses. This example is fashioned as a simple broad crescent. It was made in an opened face mold, the most primitive form of casting.
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