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Steppe Nomads, Zoomorphic Pendant, c. 8th-13th Cent AD

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Steppe Nomads, Zoomorphic Pendant, c. 8th-13th Cent AD

Copper alloy; 32mm/3.4gm.

Con/ pale green patina, missing tail (?) and wearable.

Look carefully at the photo. It may look like a horse at first glance, but why only three legs and the extended snout? We have no clue as to what this zoomorphic charm/amulet pendent represented. It's meaning may be lost to history.

The nomadic tribes in Northen Ukraine used such amulets/charms to not only bring good luck, but to also tap into the power of the effigy. This sort of amulet would have been worn as a necklace by a warrior, or perhaps a shaman.

Seller's Note; charms like this are Very Rare and are almost never presented in the West. You may never see another like it...and never at such a low price!