From brooch to block
Graphics (Relief, Linoleum): A motif from around 900CE:
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This motif is from a so-called "tortoise brooch" / "oval brooch" found in Lisbjerg (near Århus), Denmark. It has been dated to around 900CE. This type of brooch was part of standard women's wear in that period. Typically two identical brooches were worn, one near each shoulder.
I based my version on a photo from a book. Yes, these still exist.
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