A finely modelled Viking-Latvian sheet gold mount attachment, with a repoussé design of a sun disc motif featuring a suspension loop attached on the reverse. These 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. This specific applique has been created by hammering the gold sheet from the reverse side, allowing the creation of beautiful motifs. Such technique is known as repousse.
The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.