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Lot 0033
**Originally Listed At $200**

Eastern Europe, Russia, Western Siberia, Yamal Peninsula and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug (District), Permian Animal Style / Early Viking Rus, ca. 5th to 10th century CE. A charming bronze pendant, designed to jingle and catch light when hung from a belt or saddle. The form is of two deer heads back to back, with finely-delineated faces and curved antlers. Hanging from the perforated bottom section are three chain-link loops, each ending in a foot that resembles a duck, goose, or swan - a popular decorative element in this culture (one of the chain links and one foot are lost). Covered in russet- and emerald-hued patina, this is a wonderful example from the early Vikings! Size: 1.625" W x 3" H (4.1 cm x 7.6 cm).

Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection

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One chain and one avian foot are lost. Expected age-commensurate surface wear, slight bending to chain links and overall form, small nicks to deer heads and peripheries, otherwise very good. Light earthen deposits and nice russet and green patina throughout.

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Viking / Finno-Ugric Bronze Pendant - Deer Heads

Estimate $300 - $450Jul 30, 2018