A drawing of a cast silver, gilded pendant which has been interpreted as representing an image of Odin and his two ravens Huginn and Muninn. There are a number of close parallels which establish the wide currency of this subject group. These include numerous examples from Russia and two from Sweden, including some with silver gilding. A silver pendant with a related, but distinct design is known from Sjælland, Denmark. With some exceptions, pendants were generally worn by women as part of their Scandinavian dress.
- circa 900 — 1000
- Viking Designs
- North Lincolnshire Museum
- drawing, gilded, Huginn, jewellery, Lincolnshire, Muninn, Odin, pendant, Portable_Antiquities_Scheme, ravens, silver, women
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Drawn by Adam Parsons of Blueaxe Reproductions
Michaela Helmbrecht. Wirkmächtige Kommunikationsmedien: Menschenbilder der Vendel-und Wikingerzeit und ihre Kontexte. Lund: Lund University (2001).