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Dynna Stone in Ringerike Style
"Gunnvor made a bridge, Thyrdrik’s daughter, in memory of Astrid, her daughter. She was the handiest maiden in Hadeland."
Historisk Museum, Oslo, Norway
Photo by mararie

Dynna Stone in Ringerike Style

"Gunnvor made a bridge, Thyrdrik’s daughter, in memory of Astrid, her daughter. She was the handiest maiden in Hadeland."

Historisk Museum, Oslo, Norway

Photo by mararie

Photo 17 Sep 31 notes 
Alstad Stone in Ringerike Style
“Jorunn put up this stone in memory of …, her husband, and fetched [it] from pingerike, from Ulvoy. may the picture stone honour [?] them both”
Historisk Museum, Oslo, Norway
Photo by mararie

Alstad Stone in Ringerike Style

“Jorunn put up this stone in memory of …, her husband, and fetched [it] from pingerike, from Ulvoy. may the picture stone honour [?] them both”

Historisk Museum, Oslo, Norway

Photo by mararie

Video 17 Sep 57 notes

This Viking rune-stone was found in the churchyard of St Paul’s Cathedral, London in 1852. The decoration on the face is in the Ringerike style which is dated to c. A.D. 980 - 1070. The runes are cut in two lines on the stone. The text reads: “Ginna and Toki had this stone set up.” Vestiges of paint were found on the stone.

Photo 17 Sep 45 notes 

The Ringerike Style (c. AD 980 – 1070)
The Ringerike style grew out of the Mammen style during the first half of the 11th century. The style emerged at a time when the custom of erecting stone monuments was becoming more common and the style is named after a series of richly carved stones in the Ringerike district of Norway.
One can see that the Ringerike style has developed from the Mammen style, although there are a number of significant differences: the animals are thinner and more curvaceous; their bodies are no longer decorated inside; the eyes are almond-shaped instead of round; and the tendrils get thinner and longer. A fine grave-slab decorated in the Ringerike style was found in the churchyard of St Paul’s Cathedral, London.
Viking ship Weather Vane with Eagle motif, Ringerike style, 11th Century CE. Heggen, Norway

The Ringerike Style (c. AD 980 – 1070)

The Ringerike style grew out of the Mammen style during the first half of the 11th century. The style emerged at a time when the custom of erecting stone monuments was becoming more common and the style is named after a series of richly carved stones in the Ringerike district of Norway.

One can see that the Ringerike style has developed from the Mammen style, although there are a number of significant differences: the animals are thinner and more curvaceous; their bodies are no longer decorated inside; the eyes are almond-shaped instead of round; and the tendrils get thinner and longer. A fine grave-slab decorated in the Ringerike style was found in the churchyard of St Paul’s Cathedral, London.

Viking ship Weather Vane with Eagle motif, Ringerike style, 11th Century CE. Heggen, Norway
Photo 14 Sep 12 notes 
Nature is God

Nature is God

Photo 13 Sep 36 notes 
The Cammin Casket 
Elk ivory and gilt bronze with nailed and engraved trim; Mammen style of decoration (10th-11thC Denmark)
Nationalmuseet Denmark

The Cammin Casket

Elk ivory and gilt bronze with nailed and engraved trim; Mammen style of decoration (10th-11thC Denmark)

Nationalmuseet Denmark

Photo 13 Sep 361 notes 
Mammen Style of Viking ArtThe Mammen style (c.960-1020) overlaps both in time and appearance with the Jellinge but shows a more emphatic form on the same theme. Animals have fuller bodies instead of ribbons, spirals on the hips, and often a total covering of billets: the new feature is plant-like tendrils, derived ultimately from Carolingian acanthus.
Two famous caskets were made in the Mammen style, known as the Bamberg and Cammin caskets. 
image: The Bamberg casket

Mammen Style of Viking Art

The Mammen style (c.960-1020) overlaps both in time and appearance with the Jellinge but shows a more emphatic form on the same theme. Animals have fuller bodies instead of ribbons, spirals on the hips, and often a total covering of billets: the new feature is plant-like tendrils, derived ultimately from Carolingian acanthus.

Two famous caskets were made in the Mammen style, known as the Bamberg and Cammin caskets. 

image: The Bamberg casket

Photo 13 Sep 221 notes 
Mammen style Viking button
Anglo-Scandinavian design in the ‘Mammen Style’
The design shows a man bound by two snakes.
From the collection of the British Museum, London, England.

Mammen style Viking button

Anglo-Scandinavian design in the ‘Mammen Style’

The design shows a man bound by two snakes.

From the collection of the British Museum, London, England.

Photo 13 Sep 56 notes 
The Mammen Style (c. 950 – 1030)
Silver-inlaid axehead in the Mammen style, AD 900s. Bjerringhoj, Mammen, Jutland, Denmark. Photo: The National Museum of Denmark


The Mammen style grew out of the Jellinge style, and it can sometimes be difficult to tell them apart. The name comes from a small, decorated axe-head from a grave in Mammen, Denmark. Recent dendrochronological dating has suggested a date of c. 970 for the grave.
The Axe is inlaid with silver wires: on one side is a foliate pattern; on the other side (shown here) is a bird. The body of the bird is thicker than the ribbon-like bodies of the Jellinge style animals: it is decorated with dots, and there is a large spiral hip. The wings and tail are drawn into long, curving tendrils. At the top of the axe is a human face mask with round eyes, a large nose and a spiral beard.

The Mammen Style (c. 950 – 1030)

Silver-inlaid axehead in the Mammen style, AD 900s. Bjerringhoj, Mammen, Jutland, Denmark. Photo: The National Museum of Denmark

The Mammen style grew out of the Jellinge style, and it can sometimes be difficult to tell them apart. The name comes from a small, decorated axe-head from a grave in Mammen, Denmark. Recent dendrochronological dating has suggested a date of c. 970 for the grave.

The Axe is inlaid with silver wires: on one side is a foliate pattern; on the other side (shown here) is a bird. The body of the bird is thicker than the ribbon-like bodies of the Jellinge style animals: it is decorated with dots, and there is a large spiral hip. The wings and tail are drawn into long, curving tendrils. At the top of the axe is a human face mask with round eyes, a large nose and a spiral beard.

Photo 10 Sep 434 notes 
 Jellinge stone in Jylland

 Jellinge stone in Jylland

Photo 10 Sep 51 notes 
Womans Shoulder Tortoise Brooch with Simple Jellinge Ornamentation 800-1050 AD

Womans Shoulder Tortoise Brooch with Simple Jellinge Ornamentation 800-1050 AD

Photo 10 Sep 27 notes 
Example for the Jellinge Style (c. AD 880 – 1000)
Terminal for an Open Ring Brooch Date: ca. 950
Silver, gold, and niello

Example for the Jellinge Style (c. AD 880 – 1000)

Terminal for an Open Ring Brooch Date: ca. 950

Silver, gold, and niello

Photo 10 Sep 100 notes The Jellinge Style (c. AD 880 – 1000)
The Jellinge style is named after the animal ornament on a small cup found in the royal burial mound at Jellinge, Denmark. This mound is thought to be the burial of King Gorm, in which case it would date to AD 958/9.
The Jellinge style does not use the “gripping beast” motif. Instead, the Jellinge cup is decorated with S-shaped animals with their heads in profile and with ribbon-shaped bodies, spiral hips, “pigtails” and curling upper lips – all of which are distinctive features of this style.

The Jellinge Style (c. AD 880 – 1000)

The Jellinge style is named after the animal ornament on a small cup found in the royal burial mound at Jellinge, Denmark. This mound is thought to be the burial of King Gorm, in which case it would date to AD 958/9.

The Jellinge style does not use the “gripping beast” motif. Instead, the Jellinge cup is decorated with S-shaped animals with their heads in profile and with ribbon-shaped bodies, spiral hips, “pigtails” and curling upper lips – all of which are distinctive features of this style.

Photo 30 Aug 48 notes 
Artefacts from “The Cuerdale hoard”
Found at Cuerdale, Lancashire, England Viking, buried between about AD 905–910
The largest Viking silver hoard known from western Europe
British Museum

Artefacts from “The Cuerdale hoard”

Found at Cuerdale, Lancashire, England
Viking, buried between about AD 905–910

The largest Viking silver hoard known from western Europe

British Museum

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The Cuerdale hoard
Found at Cuerdale, Lancashire, England Viking, buried between about AD 905–910
The largest Viking silver hoard known from Western Europe
British Museum

The Cuerdale hoard

Found at Cuerdale, Lancashire, England
Viking, buried between about AD 905–910

The largest Viking silver hoard known from Western Europe

British Museum


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