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Russia, Western Siberia, Yamal Peninsula and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug (District), Permian Animal Style / Early Viking Rus, ca. 5th to 10th century CE. A large and finely-detailed bronze pendant with twin tubular and vertically-ribbed suspension bars. The body is comprised of several braided, circular, and serpentine wires, is relatively ovoid in composition, and has emerald-green patina build-up across all visible surfaces. Thirteen dangling duck-foot adornments hang from a similar number of integral suspension loops, though portions of two additional loops and duck feet are missing. Suspension cord for photography purposes only. Size: 3" H (7.6 cm).

Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection

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Wearable with suspension cord. Age-commensurate surface wear, with losses to back halves of suspension rods, two suspension loops, and two dangling duck feet. Light earthen deposits and gorgeous green patina throughout.

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Rare Viking Bronze Pendant w/ Duck Feet

Estimate $600 - $900Dec 20, 2017
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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