Display of pins, rings, and keys from the RAM exhibit
Today’s post from the Royal Alberta Museum Viking display from Denmark is from a display with a number of trefoil brooches, penannular brooches, pins, rings, and keys. I’m not entirely sure what the common element is between all of these – other than things made of (mostly) bronze, worn as personal adornment.
Along with the turtle brooches, the Danish Viking Exhibit at the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) there were a number of other jewellery pieces. You can see the turtle brooches here, but today I’ll be showing off some of the other pieces.
An assortment of brooches in the Iceland National Museum.
In a previous post, I showed off some of the tortoise (oval, turtle) brooches from the Iceland National Museum – along with a discussion about different artistic/decorative jewelry styles from the Vikings. In the next four posts I’m going to look at brooches of different styles.
Authentic tri-lobed brooches at the Iceland National Museum
Trifoil or Tri-lobed brooches are often shown either holding edges of a cloak, shawl, or coat together, or when used with a C-wrapped apron-dress, holding edges of the apron dress together. Continue reading →