Large Viking Brooch An outstandingly well preserved and absolutely complete bronze Viking brooch with intact needle, featuring magnificent spiral designs and a wonderful green patina. 700 - 900 AD (Looks Finnish?
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.
A silver disc brooch surmounted by a large central jewel, typically held in place by the crimped silver. Surround a eight triangular raised dot formations, contained within two rope borders surrounding the perimeter. Found Lake Ladoga.
This crouching bird of prey, usually identified as an eagle, is thought to represent Odin, the supreme god of war and battle in Nordic mythology. The design is an early example of the sort of animal motifs that become so important in Viking art.