This weighty Viking arm ring has wolf heads at each end designed in an Osberg Viking Artwork style. It is hand made from Solid Pewter.
The main diagnostic features of this style are the so-called “gripping beast” motif and the use of sinuous animals. Both these features can be seen on the gilt-bronze bridle-mounts found in a man’s grave at Broa.
Some of the earliest examples of this style are to be found on objects from the Oseberg ship burial.
The “gripping beast” motif is what clearly distinguishes the early Viking art from the zoomorphic styles that preceded it. It was obviously a style that appealed to the Vikings, for it remained an important motif in Viking art for over a hundred and fifty years.
The band of this arm ring is highly detailed in the Oseberg Knotwork style with a reinforced middle to help take the strain of repeated wear.
This bracelet is adjustable and will fit most wrists, but bending it repeatedly can weaken the metal. It is recommended to only bend it once to adjust the fit with the initial wear.