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Box brooch

School/style: Urnes style

Cultures/periods: Viking

Production date: 11thC

Found/Acquired: Europe: Scandinavia: Sweden: Gotland

Box-shaped, compound, multiple brooch; building guide marks; top with applied central boss and four quadrupeds; sides with four applied anthropomorphic columns; appliqués and gilding in blackened silver; riveted copper alloy base with cast and mortised Urnes-style animal weaves; cast bearded pin head and cast latch; original gold retouched leaf appliques and twisted silver wire missing.