Scandinavian Viking Oden Harness Mount

Code: 10484


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This is bold and very stylish harness fitting, dating to the 10th - 11th century A.D. The mount is of a cruciform shape, decorated with a facing head of Oden. The arms are decorated with punched crosses. Such an object may have been attached to a wooden casket, or leather horse harness. The style is very Scandinavian with puched work, though maybe pagan Saxon and the head of Woden.

OBJECT: Mount

CULTURE: Saxon/Viking

DATE: c. 10th - 11th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Gold Gilded Bronze

SIZE: 240mm x 35mm x 9mm

WEIGHT: 9.8 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection

Scandinavian Viking Oden Harness Mount