MEDIEVAL INTERLACE SCULPTURE
The Interlace motif, already in use in Classical Art and even earlier in Ancient Oriental Art although as a minor décor element, becomes preponderant in late antiquity, when naturalistic elements are slowly replaced in favor of a purely decorative and geometric ornamentation. A trend towards a more rigorous order of forms, typical of the Carolingian art, was already visible in the Italian late Longobard sculpture, favored by a tendency to replace the representation of the human figure with abstract motives, especially in religious contexts.
Late Longobard plaques, VIII century, Museo Cristiano di Cividale, Basilica Patriarcale and Museum of the Monastery of Aquileia
CōDICEDS jewels are the result of manual processing and finishes that give each object a unique set of characteristics. Therefore replicas of the same model may not look identical and any differences that may result are not to be considered as flaws.