The symbolism of zoomorphic penannular brooches
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C. Newman and S. Burke (2013) The symbolism of zoomorphic penannular brooches. In: J. Hawkes eds. Making Histories: proceedings of the sixth international insular art conference, held in York, 18-22 July 2011.
Exploration of the zoomorphic and Christian symbolism on zoomorphic penannular brooches (5th to 7th centuries AD). It is suggested that the underlying symbol of a bi-cephalic zoomorph has meanings that are not intrinsically antagonistic to Christian reading and permitted a smooth evolution from pagan to Christian iconography.