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Dancing on board a ship. One senses the movement and joy of dance. Graphics of rock carvings from Trättelanda, Bohuslän in western Sweden. Late Bronze Age, about 800 BCE Photo Graphics: Flemming Kaul in cooperation with Tanums Hällristningsmuseum, Underslös.

Dancing on board a ship. One senses the movement and joy of dance. Graphics of rock carvings from Trättelanda, Bohuslän in western Sweden. Late Bronze Age, about 800 BCE Photo Graphics: Flemming Kaul in cooperation with Tanums Hällristningsmuseum, Underslös.

Female shaman.  It is unlikely that females could become shaman until after they passed the age of menstruation. Therefore depictions of female shamans, identified by pendant labia, are rare. This female shaman is found in Big Petroglyph Canyon, CA.

Female shaman. It is unlikely that females could become shaman until after they passed the age of menstruation. Therefore depictions of female shamans, identified by pendant labia, are rare. This female shaman is found in Big Petroglyph Canyon, CA.

Fish and fishing symbols in sámi art

Fish and fishing symbols in sámi art

Skibsbilleder i bronzealderen  Ved bronzealderens begyndelse - ca. 1700 f.v.t. - opstod der en rig billedkunst i Norden. Det almindeligste motiv var skibet. På et af de to ceremonisværd fra Rørby på Vestsjælland ser vi for første gang et af bronzealderens skibe sejle af sted. Skibet har højt svungne indad drejede stævne, og mandskabet er markeret som streger. Skikken at afbilde skibe spredte sig hurtigt over store afstande. Lignende skibe blev indhugget i klipperne fra Danmark og Skåne i syd…

Skibsbilleder i bronzealderen Ved bronzealderens begyndelse - ca. 1700 f.v.t. - opstod der en rig billedkunst i Norden. Det almindeligste motiv var skibet. På et af de to ceremonisværd fra Rørby på Vestsjælland ser vi for første gang et af bronzealderens skibe sejle af sted. Skibet har højt svungne indad drejede stævne, og mandskabet er markeret som streger. Skikken at afbilde skibe spredte sig hurtigt over store afstande. Lignende skibe blev indhugget i klipperne fra Danmark og Skåne i syd…

Numerous similar figures have been found on the rock-carvings. Here an acrobatic figure leaps over a ship, in a similar pose to a single figure found at  Grevensvænge, Zealand, along with the horned, axe-wielding figures (above, right)

Numerous similar figures have been found on the rock-carvings. Here an acrobatic figure leaps over a ship, in a similar pose to a single figure found at Grevensvænge, Zealand, along with the horned, axe-wielding figures (above, right)

The lurs are exhibited in the exhibition about Danish Prehistory.  A lur is a cast bronze musical/hunting/battle  horn

The lurs are exhibited in the exhibition about Danish Prehistory. A lur is a cast bronze musical/hunting/battle horn

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