Jonas Lau Markussen

Animal Heads in Style II C

Animal heads of all sizes in Style II C (c. 600-700 CE) are built on the same inherent structure composed of equivalent anatomical elements. The difference between the various sizes is usually most evident in the amount and type of texture added to a design.


The texture of larger, more detailed heads is made up of small ribbon animals, while the texture of smaller heads is composed of geometric patterns like striation and dots. However, the underlying anatomical structure of the heads is basically identical.



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