Featured Looking for ID on this Serpent Pendant

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Curioser, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. Curioser

    Curioser Active Member

    You're a worldy bunch--can someone ID this serpent motif for me? It's on an Alva Museum Reproductions pendant. I'm thinking Viking or Scandinavian?

    Many thanks!
     

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  2. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Do you see any markings ANYWHERE on it??? If you perchance DO, PLEASE post the images!!! They'd be much help in ID-ing it, I'm sure!!! From the one image, it looks very nice.....
     
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  3. i need help

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  4. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Celtic dogs,serpents don't have legs.
     
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  5. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Ancient Chinese Han dynasty / Warring states design
     
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  6. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    celtic wardogs ?
     
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Gorgeous pendant, Curioser.
    Agree. These mythical beings are usually seen on Chinese Archaic jade Bi discs, which symbolize heaven. The decoration on the rounded part is also typical Archaic Chinese. The animals are usually described as dragons, which makes sense with a representation of heaven.

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    https://www.barnebys.com/auctions/lot/genuine-archaic-chinese-jade-bi-disk-2nd-c-bc-5hh7jpo3w-m

    Another jade Bi disc with similar dragons (photo won't copy):
    https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/74881564_genuine-archaic-chinese-jade-bi-disk-2nd-c-bc
     
  8. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    The one that wouldn't copy, AJ....screen shot usually gets it!!!!

    SCREEN SHOT.jpg
     
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  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Aqui. I haven't yet gotten the hang of screenshots, my dopey brain won't let me.:stop::hilarious:
     
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  10. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Y.W.!!! Not a biggie!!!:happy::happy:
     
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  11. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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  13. Curioser

    Curioser Active Member

    Wow! I am so impressed! So, these are NOT Celtic dogs. And, I will learn the difference between serpents and dragons. I appreciate the pics of museum artifacts--they put the Alva design in context. Thanks soooo much!
     
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  14. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    it takes a village...
     
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