A rare Borre style Viking Pendant, 10th century For Sale
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A rare Borre style Viking Pendant, 10th century :
Very rare Borre style Viking pendant with a representation of a Gripping Beast
10th century AD
Cast silver open-work pendant with a a Borre-style design of a gripping beast inside a frame further decorated with four protruding animal heads. Suspension loop with central ridge and double median groove. Fully preserved niello and small areas of gilding are in evidence on the surface of the pendant.
Materials :silver , niello , goldTechnique :nielloed , gilded , cast
D i m e n s i o n sHeight :41 mmWidth :36 mmThickness :2.6 mm (Body of object)Thickness :6 mm (Part of pendant with suspension aperture)Weight :21.2 gr
Extremely fine condition.An extremely rare and beautiful example.