Fine Selection of Viking Gold Domed Appliques

Fine Selection of Viking Gold Domed Appliques
Circa 9th-12th Century AD

A beautifully modelled selection of very delicate Viking domed disc attachments in varying sizes, with some featuring designs accomplished with the repousse technique. These types of appliqués were used in antiquity to decorate and embellish dresses, robes and garments.

Both Viking men and women enjoyed wearing jewellery as an indicator of wealth and social status. Indeed, pieces were fashioned from a range of materials spanning bone to gold, with decoration influenced by the cultures that the Vikings had encountered on expeditions. The design of this item was likely formed using the repoussé technique of hammering reliefs into thin sheets of metal from the reverse side.

Measurements and weights from largest to smallest: circa 0.9cm, 0.2g; circa 0.8cm, 0.8g; circa 0.7cm, 0.1g; circa 0.5cm, 0.04g.

Provenance: Japanese private collection, deceased 1970-2010.

Lot details
Fine Selection of Viking
Domed Appliques
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 9th-12th Century AD
Good Condition, See Photo
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