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Historical Archive: Animal Interlace
sixth to twenty-first century


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animal interlacee saucer brooch fr. Mitcham, gilt copper alloy, Insular 6th c., MoL A19891
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pierced disk with head of Christ from Limons, gold and garnets, 6th/7th c. Continental, CdM
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conical brooch with snakes, bronze, 6th-7th c., OHM C230
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great square-headed brooch, early 6th c. Anglo-Saxon, copper alloy/gilt/enamel/iron, Morgan 2012.2:68
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cruciform brooch, copper alloy/gilt/silver/iron, c.500-550 Anglo-Saxo, Morgan 2012.2:72. For detail see Morgan.
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disk brooch, copper alloy, c.500-550, Morgan 2012.2:75
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Sutton Hoo shoulder clasps, c.560-610, BM 1939,1010.4/4a/5/5a. For oblique and scale views see BM.
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disk with interlace from Bottisham, ?Six Mile Bottom, gilt bronze with shell and red glass, 7th c. Insular, CMAA 1886.32
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arm band from Zamárdi grave 517, silver, 7th c. Continental, Kaposvár. For contiguous images see this grave's page.
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finger ring from Zamárdi grave 517, silver, 7th c. Continental, Kaposvár. For contiguous images see this grave's page.
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strap end from Zamárdi grave 517, obverse, sliver, 7th c. Continental, Kaposvár. For another view see this grave's page.
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silver/gilt pendant, early 7th c. Avar, Morgan 2012.2:80
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Sutton Hoo purse lid, gold/garnet/glass, Insular early 7th c., BM 1939,1010.2.a-l, which has its own page
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Sutton Hoo Great Gold Buckle, Insular early 7th c., BM 1939,1010.1, which has its own page
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Burgundian buckle, iron/silver/brass, c.650-700, Morgan 2012.2:56
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Durham Casssiodorus, 8th c. Insular, Durham Cathedral Library MS B. II. 30 (Not available in higher resolution)
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disc-on-bow fibula, brass/gilt/lead/iron/tin, 8th c., OHM T41, which has its own page with more interlace
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animal interlace plaque converted to a brooch, bronze/gilt, fr. Billingstad, Akershus, 8th c., OHM C29928
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bronze fitting with animal interlace fr. Åker, Akershus, 8th c., OHM C16021
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Oseberg cart, 8th-early 9th c. Continental, OsloVSM, which has its own pages
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Coppergate helmet, iron and copper alloy, 2nd half of 8th c. Insular, York Castle Museum CA 665
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Coppergate helmet, iron and copper alloy, 2nd half of 8th c. Insular, York Castle Museum CA 665
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Coppergate helmet, iron and copper alloy, 2nd half of 8th c. Insular, York Castle Museum CA 665
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Altheus Reliquary 772-814 Continental, base detail, Diocesan Museum Sion. This work has its own page.
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silver ring: animal interlace, England c.775-850, V&A 628-1871
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silver ring: profile, England c.775-850, V&A 628-1871
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Tortoise brooch fr. Jaren, Buskerud, bronze/silver, 9th c., OHM C22120. For another view see OHM.
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cross fragment, front, limestone, 9th c. Insular, Croft on Tees, St Peter's Church
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cross fragment, lower front, limestone, 9th c. Insular, Croft on Tees, St Peter's Church
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cross fragment, right side, limestone, 9th c. Insular, Croft on Tees, St Peter's Church
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cross fragment, back and right side, limestone, 9th c. Insular, Croft on Tees, St Peter's Church
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cross fragment, back, limestone, 9th c. Insular, Croft on Tees, St Peter's Church
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Tortoise brooches fr. Oslo, bronze/gilt, 9th-10th c.? OHM C2222. For frontal view see OHM.
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animal interlace plaque, 9th-12th c. Russia (Kievan Rus), MSHM
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Oseberg ship, oak with iron, c.820 Continental, OsloVSM, which has its own pages
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Oseberg animal-head post, wood, c.834 Continental, OsloVSM, which has its own pages
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Oseberg sledge, wood with metal, c.834 Continental, OsloVSM, which has its own pages
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Oseberg, stem part of ship, c.834 Continental, OsloVSM, which has its own pages
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trefoil brooch, bronze, 10th c., OHM C4730
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dragon medallion fr. Skeimo, Augst-Agder, bronze/gilt, 10th c., OHM C3923
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ainmal interlace mount, gilt copper alloy, Insular 10th-11th c., MoL A10394
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bossed penannular brooch from Penrith hoard, silver, early 10th c. Insular, from Fluskew Pike, Newbiggin, Cumbria, Eng., BM MME 1991,0109.5
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wolves? drinking horns with silver fittings, c.950-1000, Black Grave burial mound in Chernihiv, MSHM, which have their own page
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Jelling Stone c.965-70 Continental, which has its own page
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stirrup mount, copper alloy, Insular 11th c., MoL 90.179/2
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gravestone fr. St Paul's, limestone, Insular early 11th c., MoL 4075, which has its own page
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Lisbjerg Altar frontal/retable/arch c.1135-50 Continental, gilded copper, NMD D287. This work has its own page.
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wooden chair from Blakar farm, Lom, Oppland, 13th c., OHM C1629. For other views see OHM.
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modern Viking ship, 2010-13, which has its own page