Viking Round Brooch with Urnes Dragon
This elegant round brooch is decorated with an Urnes dragon, typical of this late period of Viking art. The flowing lines and elegant twists of the dragon motif create a balanced curved effect, a very fine example of this last great style of Viking art.
The original 11th century brooch was discovered in Wisbech in England. It was somewhat crudely made in pewter. I have smoothed the lines and raised mine in a domed shape to emphasize the curves of this beautiful pattern.
The strong pin will work well for light or medium cloth.