Jonas Lau Markussen

A bird-shaped ornament in Style II D

Full figure animals like in this illustration either of birds or mammals became more common in Style II D.


A few examples similar to this composition of a large bird composed by lesser animals and grasping another animal in its claws have been found in Denmark and Sweden.


This type of motif is found throughout Scandinavia but is especially prevalent in the eastern regions.


Check out the article on Style II D here:
The Anatomy of Germanic Art: Style II D

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