Jonas Lau Markussen

Borre Style Penannular Brooch

The penannular brooch design illustrated here is primarily based on two finds from Kråkberg and Björkö, Sweden. But it also takes inspiration from several other finds to recreate a more complete picture of what a design like this would have looked like in its full glory.


This type of brooch design is composed of several typical Borre-style elements: Geometric framework and knots, as well as forward-facing animal heads, commonly called gripping beasts, and others seen in profile reminiscent of ribbon animal heads.

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