Gilt bronze. 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 1 3/8” tall and fashioned as a narrow crescent moon with double tips flanking a central column, a common motif with astrological significance. The central column with artfully covered in bulbous nubs. The crescent flanks triple ridged with nubbed flared terminals. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored for contemporary wear.Domestic (Free combined shipping): Flat-rate of $9.95 to anywhere in the Continental U.S.International (Free combined shipping): Flat-rate of $12.95 to anywhere in the world.
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