Viking Bimetalic (Bronze & Iron) Fascinating&Exceedingly Rare Firestarter displaying Symbolic Deadly Bite in Fight between Two Beasts

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Viking Bimetalic (Bronze & Iron) Fascinating&Exceedingly Rare Firestarter displaying Symbolic Deadly Bite in Fight between Two Beasts
9th.-11th. Century AD.

Viking Bimetalic Extraordinary Firestarter with two Fighting Beasts.
Fascinating and exceedingly rare firestarter which ''exceeds'' the role of an usual firestarter for the respective needs with the impressive scene of two fighting beasts (probably panthers). The movements and the tension of the fighting scene are skillfully sculptured as if it is real. The master choose the end of the fight with the deadly bite of the winning animal which is symbolic message to the owner of this beautiful firestarter who should have belonged to the aristocracy according to this luxury firestarter- the common firestarters of the epoch was mostly made only from iron.
Lower part, made of iron as usually is mostly missing due to a corrosion, but the most significant and figurative upper part is very well preserved with a lovely olive green natural patina!

Material:Bronze.

Date:9th.-11th. Century AD.

Size:5,6cm.

Item No.I42

Purchased by the current owner in 2014 in Austria, Wien from Collector fair.

Collected Since:1960's.

Previous owners history: Old Austrian Private Collection.

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Lot details
Culture
Viking
Material
Bimetalic (Bronze & Iron)
Object
Fascinating&Exceedingly Rare Firestarter displaying Symbolic Deadly Bite in Fight between Two Beasts
Century/ Timeframe
9th.-11th. Century AD.
Condition
Only a small part from the iron
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