Jonas Lau Markussen

Gold Foil Figure Man-woman Pair

The illustration displays some of the common characteristics among the figures depicted on the Gold Foil Figures.

 

It has been proposed that the Gold Foil Figure pairs represent a sacred wedding, hieros gamos, similar to that of Gerd and Freyr, with references to fertility and regeneration.

 

The Gold Foil Figures are contemporary with Style II B (c. 550–650) and display many of the same style characteristics.

 

Learn more about the Gold Foil Figures

 

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