Triskelion Brass Fibula Dress Clasp
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A decorative brass brooch or clasp perfect for closing cloaks, robes and gowns. The brooch has a decorative Celtic knotwork and triskelion design.
The triskelion (Triskele or Triple Spiral) is an ancient symbol consisting of a triple symmetrical spiral. The name is derived from the Greek word "Triskeles" meaning "three legs" and is believed to represent a tale of forward motion to reach understanding. Though popularly considered a Celtic symbol, the motif first appears in Neolithic culture (4400–3600 BCE) in Malta and other sites around Europe.
There are many interpretations on the meaning of this symbol, including life-death-rebirth, mind-body-spirit and past-present-future. After the arrival of Christianity, the triskelion developed as a symbol of the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), and a symbol of eternity.
Its popularity continues today as a decorative symbol of faith for Celtic Christians and pagans.
The brooch measures 9cm by 6.5cm. Suitable for Viking, Celtic and Anglo- Saxon costuming and clothing.