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29.05.2021

Eyebrow arch around 600 AD

This eyebrow arch of gilded bronze and angular inlaid niello (engraving in black paint) was once attached to a very splendid helmet from the Vendelian period (550-750/800 AD). It is possible that two small bronze altars may have been used as decoration on the same helmet, as they were found adjacent to the eyebrow arch. In Uppåkra only fragments of helmets have been found, but some examples of similar helmets come from Vendel and Valsgärde in Sweden, and Sutton Hoo in England.

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