Viking Earspoon from Birka
Earspoons are quite a common find from the Viking Age. This example from Birka with Borre style knotwork would have been worn hanging from a brooch, or possibly a textile belt. I have modified the original design slightly, adding a bit more detail to the head. The earspoon was part of a Viking woman's toilet equipment, but could also be a decorative object to be worn hanging from the clothing. The artwork on this one dates it from mid-9th to mid-10th century.