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Ancient Artifact > Irish Early Christian Gold 'Hidden Face' Book Hinge VK 56

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Seller: empiredanny (10,383) 100%, Location: Cordova, Tennessee, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 331892131726 Ancient Artifact > Irish Early Christian Gold 'Hidden Face' Book Hinge VK 56 Irish Early Christian Gold 'Hidden Face' Book Hinge, as seen in the photos. 6 grams, 30mm (1 1/8") Interlace is a key feature of the "Style II" animal style decoration of Migration Period art, and is found widely across Northern Europe, and was carried by the Lombards into Northern Italy. Typically the long "ribbons" eventually terminate in an animal's head. By about 700 AD it becomes less common in most of Europe, but continues to develop in the British Isles and Scandinavia, where it is found on metalwork, woodcarving, runestones, high crosses, and illuminated manuscripts of the 7th to 12th centuries. A key feature of Anglo-Saxon art styles is that as the piece is moved hidden animals and faces are revealed that otherwise would not be noticed. This could be a visual representation of the view the pagan Anglo-Saxons took of the world, one of blurred boundaries between the world of the gods and that of the natural world. Sources: Youngs, S. (ed.) The Work of Angels. Masterpieces of Celtic Metalwork, 6th-9th centuries AD, London, 1989, item 146 This item is GUARANTEED to be AUTHENTIC Ancient artifact dating from the 7th to the 9th centuries A.D. I accept Paypal only. If you are the winning bidder, you will receive an automatic invoice. Please check its accuracy. If you are having trouble paying, please send me a message and I will send you a correct invoice. Individual item shipping costs are listed below the last photo in this auction ad. Be sure to contact me if there is a question. If you are the winning bidder, payment must be made within 10 days.Please contact me if you have a problem with your purchase and I will do my best to insure your satisfaction. Please see my feedback to check my prior performance and to see what other buyers have said about my auctions. Customer service is of utmost importance to me. I attempt to describe every item with as much detail and as accurately as possible. I try to take photos of every item so you can see what you are buying. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!!! I will refund your full purchase price if I am contacted within 60 days from date on postage for return authorization. Return shipping is the responsibility of buyer, shipping confirmation recommended. Item must be returned in the exact condition as received. Copyright © 2006 WOW IT UP. All Rights Reserved Launched from my store - Powered by Condition: Used, Provenance: Ownership History Available

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