Viking buckle gripping hands

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This is a replica of an original belt buckle from a Viking grave from the 9th-10th century. It is decorated in the Borre art style (825-970). The buckle is suitable for belts of 1,5 cm wide. It measures 3,5 x 3,5 cm and is bronze coloured.

The Borre style is typical for its geometric patterns and zoomorphic shapes: the gripping-beast was a reoccurring motive. This particular buckle seems to be a combination of both. It shows a geometric pattern which is mirrored on both sides of the buckle but it also shows the distinctive four-fingered gripping hands typical for the Borre style.

Also typical for the Borre style is ëhorror vacuië, literally: fear of emptiness. Every available space of this buckle is consequently filled with a pattern, there is an absence of background.

Product details:
Length: 3.5 cm
Width: 3.5 cm;
Belt width: 1.9 cm max.;
Material: zamak;
Fastening: pin & ring;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight (gram): 30 *

This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.

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