3 June 2009
A MORAVIAN GILT BRONZE ORNAMENT
CIRCA 9TH CENTURY A.D.
In the form of a head of a boar in profile to the left, the stylized head with a flat muzzle, the rounded lower lip with a tusk protruding, with a large convex eye, the ear overlapping a fringe of fur, embellished with a foliate pattern outlined by stippling, the surface gilt, with two perforations, one preserving a rivet
3½ in. (8.9 cm.) long
Swiss Private Collection, 1960s.
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For a similar example see pl. 81 in Dekan, Moravia Magna, The Great Moravian Empire.
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