Brooch, Vendel Copper alloy with gilding; cm) This brooch is from the Vendel period in Swedish history, which precedes the Viking age. Abstractly designed small brooches like these were fashionable until Viking oval brooches replaced them.
Viking brooches: Inspired by nature but not enslaved to 'realism', this subtle style emphasizes the grace and beauty of that which, at bottom, we do not truly understand - but might attain to if we only trust our instincts.
The scandinavian necklace of the century with a symbol of a falcon that in details was reproduced in the arc of The Rurik Dynasty in Russia, in the earliest times of their monarchy. The name Rurik means ‘a falcon’ in ancient Dutch.