Copper alloy animal-head brooch: (pair with 86); part-tinned; relief lozenge grid and Gripping-Beast derived elements in roundels and side arcades; ring-and-dot punched decoration around base and on "ears" and tinned snout; soldered back-plate (separate) with bearded pin; three holes in base of each side. In the British Museum.
VIKING BRONZE BOAR HEAD ANIMAL BROOCH cross 019167
Copper alloy animal-head brooch: broad plain central rib, with narrow rib forming two arms from the middle to the ears; wavy parallel lines of punched dot decoration; casting flaws: an ovoid hole on right of snout;
Animal-Head Brooch Date: Geography: Made in Gotland, Sweden Culture: Viking Medium: Cast copper alloy, gilt Dimensions: Overall: 2 x 1 x 1 in. x x cm) Classification: Metalwork-Copper alloy Accession Number: Metropolitan Museum of Art