An important bronze alloy equilateral arms brooch. The central raised boss is decorated with two stylized faces placed opposite each other. The six extremities of the brooch are decorated with stylized faces with wide hair, bulging eyes and wide-open mouths, while the symmetrical fields have a raised interlace pattern with stylized birds. To the back there is a hinge and catch-plate with a small part of the original iron needle remaining.
Viking. Late 9th - early 10th century A.D.
Provenance: art & antique trade (BE) ; acquired from an old Belgian private collection (petite étiquette avec numéro d'inventaire au dos)
Dimensions: length 8,7cm ; width 3,2cm
Presented on a custom-made metal stand.