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Gilded bronze Anglo-Scandinavian brooch, 11th century AD. Found in Pitney, Somerset, England.
“An entwined animal and snake in combat…. The design, with its plant-like tendrils and ribbon animals, is an English version of the final phase of Viking art, the Urnes Style. However, the delicate beading which picks out the main animal, and the scalloped border of the brooch are both Anglo-Saxon features….”
oooh I need this
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