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openwork brooch

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Copper alloy openwork brooch; cast flat profiled Urnes Style animal entwined with foliate interlace; body transversely ribbed and longitudinally incised; shoulder incised with spiral.

  • School/style

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 11thC(late)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 5.5 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Compare with 1891,1021.102-103Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager 'Summary Catalogue' (draft MS)

    Purchased through Messrs Sotheby, Parke Bernet

    Sotheby's Sale Cat., May 7th 1982, p. 47 lot 243 and plate

  • Bibliography

    • Marzinzik 2013 126 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G41/dc25/sA

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


COMPASS Image Caption: Viking brooch in the Urnes style

COMPASS Image Caption: Viking brooch in the Urnes style

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