Viking Bronze Raven Mount
C. 9th-11th century
A Viking bronze mount of a raven with incised detail.
The raven is an iconic creature in the Viking world, and were believed to be the eyes and ears of Odin, the Viking God. Odin had two ravens called Huginn (“thought”) and Muninn (“memory”), who informed him of important news. Ravens were also used to aid in navigation on long voyages, they would be realeased by the raiders and if they did not return, it would signal that land was near.
Nice dark patina with good detail and metal and some earthy surface deposits.
Provenance: Collected during 80’s & 90’s by Mr H of Northumbria.
Size: 49mm height
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