Jonas Lau Markussen

The Lindholm Høje Brooch

Illustration of the silver Urnes style openwork brooch from Lindholm Høje, Denmark.

 

The Lindholm Hills is a major Viking Age burial site and settlement situated to the north of the city of Aalborg.

 

The brooch displays ‘the Great Beast’ motif: a larger animal intertwined by a lesser serpent, which is an extremely common motif in the Urnes style.

 

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Lindholm Høje, Jutland, Denmark
Nationalmuseet (The National Museum of Denmark)
ÅHM1937

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