Selection of Viking Gold Appliques with Floral Design
A finely modelled selection of Viking-Latvian gold appliques, each featuring a repousse decoration of a floral motif . The appliques have been pierced for attachment. This type of appliques were used in antiquity to decorate and embellish dresses, robes and garments.
Date: Circa 9th-12th century AD Provenance: Ex. Private European collection. Condition: Excellent condition.
Both Viking men and women enjoyed wearing jewellery as an indicator of wealth and social status, wearing these pieces kept their wealth safe and secure. Appliques of this type, were used in Viking society to decorate dresses and garments, and were modelled using different techniques. These specific appliques have been created by hammering the gold sheet from the reverse side, allowing the creation of beautiful motifs. Such technique is known as repousse.
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