Jonas Lau Markussen

The Lindholm Høje Brooch

Illustration of the silver Urnes style openwork brooch from Lindholm Høje, Denmark.


The Lindholm Hills is a major Viking Age burial site and settlement situated to the north of the city of Aalborg.


The brooch displays ‘the Great Beast’ motif: a larger animal intertwined by a lesser serpent, which is an extremely common motif in the Urnes style.




Lindholm Høje, Jutland, Denmark
Nationalmuseet (The National Museum of Denmark)

Get a new illustration every thursday

Sign up for the newsletter, and I'll send you a new illustration once a week.