Jonas Lau Markussen

Relief Brooch With Animal Ornaments in Style I

The design is based on several variations of relief brooches decorated with protruding animal heads and filled with vine-like spiral patterns, striations, and animal bodies and heads.


Interlacing patterns of animal bodies are still rare in Style I. Instead, a cornucopia of different textures and shapes create sprawling ornamentation where it is often hard to distinguish the individual parts.


This type of motif is found throughout Scandinavia.


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

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