Reproduction of a typical Vendel period proto animal head brooch from Präståker in Stenkyrka, Gotland, Sweden. The original is dated to the end of the 500s. Proto animal head brooches are the Vendel period ancestors of what became the Gotlandic animal head brooches from the Viking period. They were most often used in pairs, maybe to hold up a peplos.
- Cast in bronze with and iron pin
- 4 cm long
- 2,8 cm wide
- 2,1 cm thick
Recreated by Tobias Ederyd Forsblom