Viking 'Boar-Head' Brooch 019857

Viking 'Boar-Head' Brooch 019857
Viking 'Boar-Head' Brooch
Copper-alloy, 39.69 grams, 53.69 mm. 9th-10th century AD. A boar-head brooch, hollow cast in two sections with a decorative upper surface attached to a plain back-plate with spring-lugs and catchplate intact. The upper decorative surface is divided by a heavy, cast median rib with zoomorphic ornament in the outer panels, arranged symmetrically along the rib with a similar transverse band. The corners of the wider end are reinforced with heavy lobed ‘ears’. The sides feature recessed panels. Reference: Franceschi, G., Asger, J. & Magnus, B. Mennesker, Guder og Masker i Nordisk Jernalderkunst, Bind1, Silkeborg, 2005, figs.130-1. Some loss to the sidewalls, otherwise fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.


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