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Lot 0502
**Originally Listed At $300**

Northern Europe / Central Asia, Finno-Ugric culture, ca. 5th to 11th century CE. A white bronze pendant composed of five cast pieces, two bell-shaped, two flattened with loops, and one larger and with a textured surface reminiscent of wrapped ropes, with three loops on one end and two raised curves extending upward from the other end. This was probably worn as a pendant or sewn onto clothing to create a bright, sparkling effect and a jangling noise. Size: 0.95" W x 2.25" H (2.4 cm x 5.7 cm); 2.75" H (7 cm) on included custom stand.

The Finno-Ugric people lived in west central Siberia, from modern day Perm north to the Arctic Sea. They freely took artistic influence from those who came before them, like the Scytho-Siberians, and from colonists from the west, like the Vikings, but developed their own distinct style that archaeologists know from graves scattered throughout the taiga.

Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection

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#122745

Condition

Very small areas of green, encrusted patina. Excellent remaining detail.

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Rare 8th C. Russian Proto Viking White Bronze Pendant

Estimate $400 - $600Apr 30, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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