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30.11.2021

Radiate-headed brooch

School/style:

Style I

Cultures/periods:

Germanic

Production date:

500

Found/Acquired: 

Europe: Scandinavia: Sweden: Gotland

Materials:

silver; gold; niello

Gold-plated silver brooch in the form of a ray-shaped head, cast: semi-circular head plate with wavy edges (one side damaged), three solid animal head handles and panel with carved style I animal masks and profiled torsos; bow with scrolls and oblique lines framing middle rib; diamond-shaped foot plate with wavy edges around panel with scrolls over two masks separated by a ribbed segment and with a pair of side handles in the form of animal heads and a similar terminal; frame with crossed triangles inlaid with niello.

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