Celtic Brooch

Celtic Brooch

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Celtic brooch, more properly called the penannular brooch, and its closely related type, the pseudo-penannular brooch, are types of brooch clothes fasteners, often rather large. They are especially associated with the beginning of the Early Medieval period in the British Isles, although they are found in other times and places for example, forming part of traditional female dress in areas in modern North Africa. Beginning as utilitarian fasteners in the Iron Age and Roman period, they are especially associated with the highly ornate brooches produced in precious metal for the elites of Ireland and Scotland from about 700 to 900, which are popularly known as Celtic brooches or similar terms. They are the most significant objects in high-quality secular metalwork from Early Medieval Celtic art, or Insular art, as art historians prefer to call it. The type continued in simpler forms such as the thistle brooch into the 11th century, during what is often known as the Viking Age in Ireland and Scotland.show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 245g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135904949
  • 9786135904949