700-1100 AD, Viking Age. A twisted bracelet or arm ring, made of interwoven strands of bronze ending in looped terminals. In Norse mythology, Jormungand (pronounced “YOUR-mun-gand;” Old Norse Jörmungandr, “Great Beast”), also called the “Midgard Serpent,” is a snake or dragon who lives in the ocean that surrounds Midgard, the visible world. He was so enormous that his body forms a circle around the entirety of Midgard. He is one of the three children of Loki and the giantess Angrboda, along with Hel and Fenrir. Excellent condition; beautiful patina.
Size: L:200mm / W:78mm ; 685g
Provenance: Previously with R.U., Parthenon Gallery, London; formerly in the 1990s UK collection.