The Viking Ambrosia Brooch is a one-of-a-kind pin with a hand-cast Viking and Celtic knot design of two figures sharing a bowl of ambrosia. This heavy piece is unhallmarked, but the weight suggests it is silver plate. The pin measures 1.75 inches across. An unusual treasure with a perfect blend of Viking and Celtic influences.
The intricate Celtic knot (snaidhm Ceilteach in Scottish Gaelic) is a staple of Gaelic and Caledonian art for the past several millennia. For many in the Celtic Christian church, the Trinity knot (also called the Triquetra) symbolizes the Holy Trinity. For Wiccans and Neopagans, it represents the threefold nature of the Goddess as mother (creation), maiden (innocence) and crone (wisdom). While these delicate spirals and step patterns were common in Celtic art before Christian influences in the area, the designs soon found their way into early Christian artwork by the mid 400s AD.
Material: Silver plate (untested)
Era: Mid 20th century (estimated)
Artist: Unknown (unhallmarked)
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