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Vikings:  7th century Baltic or Scandinavian #Bow #Brooch. Gold, electrum.

Vikings: 7th century Baltic or Scandinavian #Bow #Brooch. Gold, electrum.

Brooch in the Form of a Bird of Prey, 500–600 Vendel; made in Scandinavia Copper alloy with silver This crouching bird of prey, usually identified as an eagle, is thought to represent Odin, the supreme god of war and battle in Nordic mythology. The design is an early example of the sort of animal motifs that become so important in Viking art.

Brooch in the Form of a Bird of Prey, 500–600 Vendel; made in Scandinavia Copper alloy with silver This crouching bird of prey, usually identified as an eagle, is thought to represent Odin, the supreme god of war and battle in Nordic mythology. The design is an early example of the sort of animal motifs that become so important in Viking art.

Viking rune stone from the 11th century. About 2.50-3 meter high

Viking rune stone from the 11th century. About 2.50-3 meter high

Wood carved ornaments for tents Oseberg Viking Burial grave find.

Wood carved ornaments for tents Oseberg Viking Burial grave find.

Viking History  (Denmark). 'The Vikings were not just plunderers  but successful traders, extraordinary  mariners and insatiable explorers. Getting a  feel for the Viking era is easy, whether visiting  the ship-burial ground of Ladby, the  Viking forts of Zealand, the longship  workshops at Roskilde or the museums  that seek to re-create the era with live  re-enactments.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/denmark

Viking History (Denmark). 'The Vikings were not just plunderers but successful traders, extraordinary mariners and insatiable explorers. Getting a feel for the Viking era is easy, whether visiting the ship-burial ground of Ladby, the Viking forts of Zealand, the longship workshops at Roskilde or the museums that seek to re-create the era with live re-enactments.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/denmark

Ceremonial Mask of Sutton Hoo:  Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, in Suffolk, England is the site of two 6th- and early 7th-century cemeteries. One contained an undisturbed ship burial including a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artifacts of outstanding art-historical and archaeological significance, now held in the British Museum in London.  by Malcolm Bott

Ceremonial Mask of Sutton Hoo: Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, in Suffolk, England is the site of two 6th- and early 7th-century cemeteries. One contained an undisturbed ship burial including a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artifacts of outstanding art-historical and archaeological significance, now held in the British Museum in London. by Malcolm Bott

Eleventh century Viking brooch with an Urnes style dragon design. From Vaga, Oppland, Norway.

Eleventh century Viking brooch with an Urnes style dragon design. From Vaga, Oppland, Norway.

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