Norse Magic

Norse Magic

♛Woman's Kimono (1923) by Erte (Romain de Tirtoff)

♛Woman's Kimono (1923) by Erte (Romain de Tirtoff)

Worth, circa 1895. 'Old-school' dresses were grand.

Worth, circa 1895. 'Old-school' dresses were grand.

Christian Dior, French 1905-1957,"Venus" ball gown, embroidered gray silk net, Fall-Winter 1949

Christian Dior, French 1905-1957,"Venus" ball gown, embroidered gray silk net, Fall-Winter 1949

The Battersea Shield was found in the area around Chelsea Bridge, London.    Dated to 350 BC, it seems that an object this elaborate would belong to a member of the warrior elite or even a Celtic chief.    The Battersea shield is from the La Tene era which is characterised by the spirals, circles, interwoven knots and lattices that remain in modern Celtic art.

Top 10 Historical Celtic Artifacts

The Battersea Shield was found in the area around Chelsea Bridge, London. Dated to 350 BC, it seems that an object this elaborate would belong to a member of the warrior elite or even a Celtic chief. The Battersea shield is from the La Tene era which is characterised by the spirals, circles, interwoven knots and lattices that remain in modern Celtic art.

Sword and scabbard of Boabdil (Muhammad XII), Nasrid Granada, c. 1400

Sword and scabbard of Boabdil (Muhammad XII), Nasrid Granada, c. 1400

Selection of jewellery found at Hoen, Norway (gold and semi-precious stones), Viking, (9th century) / Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway / Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library

Selection of jewellery found at Hoen, Norway (gold and semi-precious stones), Viking, (9th century) / Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway / Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library

Viking

Viking

Back: Edwardian Evening Dress, 1912-1915, patterned silk velvet skirt, with lace and beadwork.

Back: Edwardian Evening Dress, 1912-1915, patterned silk velvet skirt, with lace and beadwork.

Turban ornament, India, early 18th century -- set with rubies, emeralds, pale beryls and diamonds.

Turban ornament, India, early 18th century -- set with rubies, emeralds, pale beryls and diamonds.

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