10th-11th century AD. Just under 1” height plus its original connecting link for a total of 1 5/8” length. Bronze shaped as a duck’s foot and intricately detailed with raised claws and connecting web. A burial at Viden, Denmark contained the body of a woman of wealth and status buried with henbane seeds, which have hallucinogenic properties, and a wand as well as other objects. From these, archeologists concluded that she was a seeress or sorceress. (Among Vikings, only women were sorcerers.) The grave contained a necklace hung with three duck feet pendants very similar to this. Professionally refurbished with the silver surface restored, on a Sterling silver 18 neck chain modern wear. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.
Stock Number: A9293

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