Viking brooches: Inspired by nature but not enslaved to 'realism', this subtle style emphasizes the grace and beauty of that which, at bottom, we do not truly understand - but might attain to if we only trust our instincts.
Brooch, Vendel Copper alloy with gilding; cm) This brooch is from the Vendel period in Swedish history, which precedes the Viking age. Abstractly designed small brooches like these were fashionable until Viking oval brooches replaced them.
This wonderful hanging necklace in silver with gilding and exquisite details are found by Leif Petersen somewhere in Thy the district, Denmark. The necklace is from the Viking and is submitted to the local museum in Thisted.