**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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