Two Interlacing Animals in Style II D
August 2, 2018
In Style II D the heads of the animals are reduced to mere ribbon terminals and the feet are becoming more frond-like. Both features characteristic for the succeeding Broa Style (Style III E).
Even the composition is very close to some of the typical layouts found on Broa Style disc-on-bow-brooches.
This type of motif is found throughout Scandinavia but especially prevalent in the eastern regions.
Check out the article on Style II D here:
The Anatomy of Germanic Art: Style II D