Individually hand sculpted double sided Viking battle axe pendant in solid bronze.
Each one is individually sculpted. No casting, no molds. So they are each slightly different.
The double-headed battle axe is a shaft-hole axe from around 3400–2900 BC. The axe has a flared edge that became very prominent among the later types.
The double headed axe is also called a labrys.
The Minoan labrys in ancient Crete, was an important sacred symbol of the Minoan religion. In Crete it never accompanies male gods, only female goddesses. It seems that it was the symbol of the arche of the creation.
In the Near East and other parts of the region, eventually, axes of this sort are often wielded by male divinities and appear to become symbols of the thunderbolt.
In Roman Crete, the labrys was often associated with the mythological Amazons.
- Hand sculpted in solid bronze
- Soldered bail on top
- Pendant is 1 3/4" x 1"
- 3 mm thick black leather option
- Antiqued solid sterling silver chain options
- Nickel free
- Please allow a week to make