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Bronze strip decorated with interlace animals

Period:
Early Medieval
Description:

Bronze decorative strip with incised Ringerike ornament. There are three bronze rivets on the interior to fix the strip, though what it attached to is not clear.

 

The decoration on the side, of long tendrils with three looped interlaces, with cross-hatching between, is characteristic of the Scandinavian Ringerike art style, and it probably dates to the mid- or later 11th century when this style became prevalent in Britain and Ireland.

Source:
The Whithorn Trust
Accession number:
86.780.1 BZ35.9
Digital Number:
WTAH123D


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