Extremely Rare Viking Wolf Cross Pendant, 11th Century AD

A silver cross pendant comprising three balustered arms with central cruciform void, rectangular collar, wolf-head above with suspension loop formed as the open mouth of a wolf with ears turned back.

The fusion of Christian and pagan religious motifs is typical of Iceland
where the worship of the old gods continued into the 11th century. The
Christian cross was used as a symbol of the new faith but the pendant
also includes elements of pre-Christian ideas.


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