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Lot 0098
Northern Europe / Central Asia, Finno-Ugric culture, ca. 5th to 11th century CE. A fine white bronze pendant composed of seven cast pieces with three bells, three bell loops, and a semicircular top ornament decorated with dozens of applied segments which radiate outward from a trio of small bulbs. Pendants like this example were perhaps worn as a pendant or sewn onto clothing to create a bright, glinting effect as well as a jangling nose when jostled. Modern necklace cord included. Size (pendant): 1" W x 2" H (2.5 cm x 5.1 cm); size (necklace cord): 22" L (55.9 cm).

Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection

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#122740

Condition

Minor chips and abrasions to some bells and central ornament, with light encrustations on some elements, and softening to some finer details. Light earthen deposits and nice patina throughout.

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Rare 8th C. Finno-Ugric White Bronze Pendant

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Jun 20