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20.11.2021

Penannular brooch III

Cultures/periods:

Viking; Medieval

Production date:

12thC-13thC

Found/Acquired: 

Europe: Scandinavia: Sweden: Gotland

Materials:

silver; niello

Technique:

cast; incised; inlaid

The silver feather brooch consists of a flat-convex section with a recess in the back of the central part, tapering toward the ends. The central relief consists of an interwoven knot flanked by animal masks and incised foliate decoration, stylistically reminiscent of Hellenic motifs. The clips are multifaceted, decorated with inlaid inlay and stamped triangles. The pin has a subtriangular spiral-shaped head decorated with pierced and incised geometric patterns.

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