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Details of the Oseberg wagon

Details of the Oseberg wagon

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Examples for the Viking “Broa/Oseberg Style” (c. AD 780-850)
The wagon from the Oseberg find was old even before it was laid in the tomb. Likely it made ​​before 800 In the Oseberg burial it was found a woven tapestry. Some of the motifs woven into the carpet are horses that pull carriages. It looks like a parade with people wagons and horses. The wagon is today exhibited at Viking Ship Museum in Oslo.

Examples for the Viking “Broa/Oseberg Style” (c. AD 780-850)

The wagon from the Oseberg find was old even before it was laid in the tomb. Likely it made ​​before 800 In the Oseberg burial it was found a woven tapestry. Some of the motifs woven into the carpet are horses that pull carriages. It looks like a parade with people wagons and horses. The wagon is today exhibited at Viking Ship Museum in Oslo.

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Examples for the Viking “Broa/Oseberg Style” (c. AD 780-850)

Animal-head post found in the Oseberg vikingship, seen in the Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway
Examples for the Viking “Broa/Oseberg Style” (c. AD 780-850)
Animal-head post found in the Oseberg vikingship, seen in the Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway
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Examples for the Viking “Broa/Oseberg Style” (c. AD 780-850)

Photo 1: The Oseberg Viking Ship at the Viking Ship Museum, Oslo

Photo 2: Detail from the Oseberg ship

Photo 3: Detail from the back bow of the Oseberg ship

Osebergskipet Vikingskipmuseet, Oslo

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Examples for the Viking “Broa/Oseberg Style” (c. AD 780-850)
Animal Head Prow of a Viking ship burial at Oseberg, Norway; c. AD 825; Wood; Height of head 5”

Examples for the Viking “Broa/Oseberg Style” (c. AD 780-850)

Animal Head Prow of a Viking ship burial at Oseberg, Norway; c. AD 825; Wood; Height of head 5”

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The Broa/Oseberg Style (c. AD 780-850)
The main diagnostic features of this style are the so-called “gripping beast” motif and the use of sinuous animals. Both these features can be seen on the gilt-bronze bridle-mounts found in a man’s grave at Broa on Gotland shown here on the right.
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The Broa/Oseberg Style (c. AD 780-850)

The main diagnostic features of this style are the so-called “gripping beast” motif and the use of sinuous animals. Both these features can be seen on the gilt-bronze bridle-mounts found in a man’s grave at Broa on Gotland shown here on the right.

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A Timeline for Viking Art Styles
Viking art, in common with almost all Germanic art of this period is zoomorphic, but it does not attempt a naturalistic representation of animals. Instead the animals are contorted, often intertwined, or gripping or biting each other, and often with flowing tendrils. As can be seen from the above table, these art styles overlapped, with two and sometimes three styles remaining in fashion at the same time.

A Timeline for Viking Art Styles

Viking art, in common with almost all Germanic art of this period is zoomorphic, but it does not attempt a naturalistic representation of animals. Instead the animals are contorted, often intertwined, or gripping or biting each other, and often with flowing tendrils. As can be seen from the above table, these art styles overlapped, with two and sometimes three styles remaining in fashion at the same time.

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Brooch
Urnes Style

Brooch

Urnes Style

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Example of Viking Urnes Style (1040-1150)

Example of Viking Urnes Style (1040-1150)

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The Urnes Style (1040-1150)The Urnes style is the last phase of Viking art. It takes its name from the remarkable carved wooden doors of the stave church at Urnes, Norway. The style is a refinement if the Ringerike style and depends upon interplay of gracefully curving lines for its effect. The animals are still curvaceous and one or more snakes are included with the quadrupeds. The spiral hip is still used, but it is not as large as in the Mammen and Ringerike styles. The animals have large almond-shaped eyes and often bite one another. The Urnes style was often used on runic stones, when the runic inscription was carried within the body of the animal. A fine example from Lingsberg, Uppland, Sweden, has a Christian cross and two Urnes style animals which carry the runic inscription.

The Urnes Style (1040-1150)

The Urnes style is the last phase of Viking art. It takes its name from the remarkable carved wooden doors of the stave church at Urnes, Norway. The style is a refinement if the Ringerike style and depends upon interplay of gracefully curving lines for its effect. The animals are still curvaceous and one or more snakes are included with the quadrupeds. The spiral hip is still used, but it is not as large as in the Mammen and Ringerike styles. The animals have large almond-shaped eyes and often bite one another. The Urnes style was often used on runic stones, when the runic inscription was carried within the body of the animal. A fine example from Lingsberg, Uppland, Sweden, has a Christian cross and two Urnes style animals which carry the runic inscription.

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Brooch
Bronze
Urnes style
Unknown find spot, Sweden
Swedish History Museum

Brooch

Bronze

Urnes style

Unknown find spot, Sweden

Swedish History Museum

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Round brooch Bronze, gilded, textiles Borre-style Grave find, Björkö, Adelsö, Uppland, Sweden 
The Swedish History Museum, Stockholm)

Round brooch Bronze, gilded, textiles Borre-style Grave find, Björkö, Adelsö, Uppland, Sweden

The Swedish History Museum, Stockholm)

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Necklace of beads and pentants
Glass, bronze, gilded and silver
The two bronze pendants shows the image of an animal or mythological creature. The silver pendant is originally an Arabic coin from the Caliphate.
Found: Folkeslunda, Långlöt, Öland, Sweden
Swedish History Museum, Stockholm

Necklace of beads and pentants

Glass, bronze, gilded and silver

The two bronze pendants shows the image of an animal or mythological creature. The silver pendant is originally an Arabic coin from the Caliphate.

Found: Folkeslunda, Långlöt, Öland, Sweden

Swedish History Museum, Stockholm

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Bear - Hogback Gravestone 7th Century, England

Bear - Hogback Gravestone
7th Century, England


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