Description: Perfect Condition and Style Vikings Body Cross Pendant with Yellow Enamel. 9th-12th A.D.
Rare Type (R3, No 183 of W. Kail Catalog of Medieval Body crosses - check additional photos to this lot).
Size: 37 x 29 mm.
Condition: Original condition for metal and enamel - no restoration. Wearable. Check photos to have your own impression.
Material: Bronze / Enamel
Fine Art work of Medieval Age Jeweler.
Unconditionally Authentic Artifact.
Northern Europe, Viking or Norse culture, ca. 9th to 12th century CE. A cast-bronze cross with an integral suspension loop and expanded circular terminals. Each recessed cavity - on the arms, terminals, and center of both the obverse and reverse sides - displays remnants of the original yellow enameled adornments; the five circular areas are representative of the five wounds Christ suffered during the Crucifixion. This style is often referred to as a “Viking cross,” because they are often found in ancient Viking village sites due to the indigenous peoples’ gradual conversion to Christianity. The bronze surfaces have developed a beautiful verdant green patina with some areas of dark green patina as well.
Item ID V785
Provenance: The seller warrants that they have obtained this lot in a legal manner. Purchased by the Vendor in late 90`s in Leipzig from private collection of M.K. Family formed before 1970`s.
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- Frühes Mittelalter
- Alter Wikinger-Körperkreuzanhänger mit gelber Emaille, R3
- Jahrhundert/ Zeitraum
- 9 - 12 Century A.D.
- Guter Zustand, siehe Foto