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Penannular brooch

Description

Penannular brooch of silver-gilt with zoomorphic terminals of facing animal heads with bared teeth, Pictish, from St Ninian's Isle, 8th century

Museum reference

X.FC 295

Collection

Archaeology

Object name

Penannular brooch

Date

8th century

Style / Culture

Pictish

Materials

Silver-gilt

Physical description

Silver gilt; zoomorphic terminals of facing animal heads covered with interlace, with bared teeth and insets for eyes; hoop panel of interlace with central inset and four tiny projecting discs; pin with all over interlace and plain central boss on expanded head

Collection place(s)

St Ninian's Isle, Shetland, Scotland, EUROPE

Exhibitions

  • Scotland's Early Silver (13 Oct 2017 - 25 Feb 2018)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Celts (10 Mar 2016 - 25 Sep 2016)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Celts: Art and Identity (24 Sep 2015 - 31 Jan 2016)
    British Museum

  • The St Ninian's Isle Treasure (04 Jul 2008 - 13 Oct 2008)
    Shetland Museum and Archives

  • 26 Treasures in the National Museum of Scotland (01 Dec 2011 - 29 Jan 2012)
    World Wide Web

On display

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