Open work grimr charm

Open work grimr charm

From 140 $

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A carefully handmade open work Grimr, based on a pendant from the Lille Karleby hoard. This pendant measures 2×1.5 cm and showcases in full detail how flat face depictions from the era might have been precived. If you want to learn more you can read the full story below.

Chain sold separately.

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Sterling silver or 18 kt. gold plated sterling silver.

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What is it?

A face pendant based on a pendant from the Lille Karleby hoard. This pendant is in a family of face pendants, found all over the viking world. We see them in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia and the UK. Following a tradition which goes all the way back to the early iron age, the earliest depiction of these faces seems to be blowing wind. With the healing capabilities of breath and how Odin himself have breathed life into humans, this is not that far fetched an depiction. The later versions of these face pendants has equally a focus on the mouth and the movement of the jaws.