Animal Head Brooches from Gotland


    • Description

      This is a type of brooch typical of Gotland, used throughout the Viking Age. Nowadays we call them animal head brooches.The Swedish island of Gotland was a particularly wealthy trading centre between east and west and produced some exceptional metalwork I have copied these from an original find from the 11th century, covered in the swirling dragon designs of the Urnes style. I chose to make this particular model because it is such an outstanding example of that beautiful flowing style.

      Unlike the original find, I have cut mine through as openwork for a lighter effect.

      Price is for the pair.

      Length 60mm 

      Weight of Sterling Silver Pair 113g (Weight may vary from piece to piece) 


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