Beautiful Selection of Viking Gold Appliqués

Description
Beautiful Selection of Viking Gold Appliqués
Circa 9th-12th Century AD

An elegant set of Viking-Latvian attachments, composed of a floral appliqué, an elaborate ribbon-like design applique, a cylindrical bead, and a small ribbon-like piece. 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.

Weight: circa 0.59g

Provenance: Ex. Private European collection, London auction

Lot details
Culture
Beautiful Selection of Viking
Material
Gold
Object
Appliqués
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 9th-12th Century AD
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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