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partment or cell bearing traces of red enamel, while the sides are formed from gold plates bounded by twisted wires and interlace decorations. The ring ends on two quadrilobate terminals (ie consisting of four lobes each), which are formed from a central square surrounded by semi-circular or crescent lobes, three of which are free, while the fourth is shaped and attached to arm of the ring itself. The format of the terminals has been compared to the opening folio for the Gospel of Luke in the c. 800 AD Book of Kells. The overall head is strap-like when viewed in cross-section.

The tracery on the curves of the ring is made up of interlaced bodies and legs of zoomorphic animals, including an Irish elk. Most of the origional pin head is lost with only its base remaining intact, and also has traces of red enamel. The reverse is mostly flat, but repeats shape of the oval compartment on the front. It has some interlace designs, including two interlocking dogs.

The brooch's style has been described as of "Ecclesia-Gothio character" with "fine workmanship", and compared to the Tara example although "not so fine". Although described in 1989 as "probably Irish", it contains structural and decorative designs, including its lobed (ie "hanging") terminals, small cusps, and the cartouche on the hoop, are reminiscent of the Pictish-syle, indicating that it may be of Northumbrian origin (unlikely), or at least heavily influenced by that style.

Brooches of this type are the most common and thus studied form of surviving Irish and Scottish medieval metalworks, due both to their then popularity and inherent durability. Examples such as the Kilmainham Brooch were built by skilled craftsmen and the

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