This salt shaker is hand carved with the Dragon headed Viking ship.
Spice and salt containers during the viking age were a symbol of status due to the extremely high cost of spices and salt most all of which was imported in from other countries. most of these containers were highly decorated.
Around 3 to 3.5inches tall and 1.5 inch diameter on the top.
Holds around 1.5 ounce weight of spices/ salt.
More on dragons in Norse culture.Dragons/Serpents:
Mysterious, powerful, wise, and destructive - dragons and magical serpents appear in the mythologies and folklores of Europe, Asia, and the ancient Americas.
Dragons appear often in Norse stories, even in sagas such as Ragnar Lodbrok’s (where he is said to have slain one, thus earning his name).
But, the most famous dragon in Norse Mythology is likely Níðhöggr. Mentioned in both Grímnismál and Völuspá, his notoriety comes from his perpetual gnawing of the roots of the world tree, Yggdrasil.
We also see in the Volsunga saga that a dwarf named Fáfnir actually becomes a dragon (likely due to his greed in guarding a great treasures). He is later slain by the heroic Sigurðr, and a taste of this serpent’s blood bestows great knowledge and the ability to speak to birds.
The Midgard Serpent, also known as Jǫrmungandr (and one of Loki’s children) is another famous dragon/serpent. He is the enemy of Thor, and will destroy the god during Ragnarök.
Jǫrmungandr encircles the world of Midgard with his body by biting his own tail, a symbol of ouroboros (also seen in ancient Egypt and Greece). To many, this represents the “circle of life.” Creation cannot come without destruction, and all things are connected infinitely.
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Apr 25, 2020
I used it to carry around sage and it's earthy.
Mar 4, 2020
I love it! I can not wait to see my fellow reenactors faces when they see this beautiful piece.
Feb 24, 2020
Beautiful piece - reasonably priced - fast delivery ! Highly recommended!
Dec 27, 2019
A handsome, high quality, carved bone container. Very happy with my purchase!
Aug 13, 2019
Beautiful large Viking salt/spice container-I like it. Quick shipment.