Scandinavian Ancient Norse Art
Vikings loved elaborate decorations and they decorated many of the things they used.
Scandinavian ancient norse art. Viking art also known commonly as norse art is a term widely accepted for the art of scandinavian norsemen and viking settlements further afield particularly in the british isles and iceland during the viking age of the 8th 11th centuries ce. The various styles of norse art often depicted animals and ornamental designs that have much in common with celtic art. Wicker the scandinavian container at san isidoro león in the context of viking art and society journal of medieval iberian studies vol.
Ancient norse art norse art is a broad term that encompasses the art of scandinavian people during the viking period and the germanic iron age. Wilson and ole klindt jensen viking art london. According to the myth the web of wyrd was woven by the norns nornir the shapers of destiny in norse mythology.
Art made by scandinavians during the viking age c. George allen and unwin ltd 1966. Ancient norse art special attention should be paid to the jeweller s art of the norwegians which reflected the world outlook and religion of the other peoples.
As one of the lesser known nordic symbols the web of wyrd is a symbol in norse mythology that represents the interconnectedness of past present and future. We offer a variety of viking art norse wall art wood carvings nordic artwork viking ship model picture frame jewelry box raven flag and more. The term typically applies to the nordic bronze age as well.
790 1100 ce mostly encompassed the decoration of functional objects made of wood metal stone textile and other materials with relief carvings engravings of animal shapes and abstract patterns. Viking art is emblematic of the surprisingly ornate material culture of the northerners. Ancient scandinavian viking bronze ornamented warrior pendant amulet 800 1000 ad 7 photo.
The sky disc of nebra nebra saxony anhalt germany. Weapons jewelry runestones ship woodwork and even their common everyday items. Stunning scandinavian ancient artifact silver and copper belt 1200 1400 ad 3 photo.
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