Viking Era Bronze Exceedingly Rare Figurine of Andvari swalloing his Ring. With an Importance for the Norse Mythology. In Norse mythology, Andvari (Old Norse "careful one") was a dwarf who lived underneath a waterfall and has the power to change himself into a pike. Andvari had a magical ring Andvaranaut, which helped him become wealthy. Using a net provided by Ran, Loki catches him as a pike and forces him to give up his gold and Andvaranaut. Andvari cursed the stolen gold which would destroy anyone who possessed it thats why the Fafnir became a Dragon. After the deaths of Brynhild and Sigurd, Gunnar left Andvari's gold in a cave. Years later, Andvari discovered the cave and his lost gold, although his ring was lost forever according two the Mythology but this exceptional figurine shows how to save the significant for Andvari ring he just swallowed it.
Impressive style and exceptionally well preserved with a lovely smooth olive green natural patina. See Photo
Exceedingly Rare and with a great importance for the norse mythology.
Purchased by the current owner in 2014 in Austria, Wien from Collector fair.
Collected Since: 1980's.
Previous owners history: Old Austrian Private Collection.
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- Époque Viking
- Figurine extrêmement rare d'Andvari avalant son anneau. Avec une importance pour la mythologie
- .×.×. cm
- Siècle/ Période
- 9th.-11th. Century AD.