Jonas Lau Markussen

Pelta Shape with Animal-head Terminals in Early Animal Style

This design displays characteristic features of early animal style (c. 375–475 CE) in Scandinavia.


Simple compositions based on line symmetry with a blend of geometric and zoomorphic frameworks, like this typical crescent pelta-like shape with curling animal-head terminals, are common in this period.


Learn more about the style here:
The Anatomy of Germanic Art: Early Animal Style


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