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Extant Chests - Sven Skildbiter

Catalogue of extant chests and caskets.

Detail of the Cammin Casket, Mammen Style, 1000 AD

Detail of the Cammin Casket, Mammen Style, 1000 AD Nationalmuseet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Thyra: The Vikings/Viking Art

The Mammen Style(ab. The Mammen axe The Mammen style animal was out of that of the Jellinge style.

The Viking era Jelling Cup, said to be used by Gorm the Old (bef. 900-c. 958 AD), the first historically authenticated King of Denmark and the first Viking ruler to tolerate Christianity. This silver chalice was found at Gorm's capital at Jelling, in Jylland, Denmark. source

The Viking era Jelling Cup, said to be used by Gorm the Old, the first historically authenticated King of Denmark and the first Viking ruler to tolerate Christianity. This silver chalice was found at Gorm's capital at Jelling, in Jylland, Denmark.

midwinter-fire:    The Cuerdale hoard, one of the largest Viking silver hoards ever found.

midwinter-fire: The Cuerdale hoard, one of the largest Viking silver hoards ever found. midwinter-fire: The Cuerdale hoard, one of the largest Viking silver hoards ever found.

Medieval brooch - authentic archeological pattern VIII- IX century found in Gotland bronze - game of thrones (33.00 USD) by medievalcrowd

Medieval Viking brass brooch authentic archeological reproduction of an century piece found in Gotland.

Viking cupUppåkra Arkeologiska Center, Sweden

A beaker made of bronze and silver with embossed gold bands. Found in the cult house deposited with a glass bowl. It dates to about 500 AD and it is probable that it was made in Uppåkra. (Photography by Bengt Almgren, LUHM)

Viking Key; bronze; loop for suspension at head of bow, which is decorated with pattern of circles and lines.

Key, bronze, Viking - decorated in a circle and line pattern with a loop for suspension at the head of the bow.

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Viking Carvings, Symbols & Thematic Design

The Bamberg Casket a 10.4" x 5.1" square oak box covered with thin, carved sheets of walrus ivory in the Mammen style of ornament. The seams are covered with gilt-bronze bands engraved with a formal tendril pattern, which are nailed to the wooden base. "Barbaric, vulgar and ostentatious... a satisfying object which a queen would be proud to own" (Wilson and Klindt-Jensen, 124-128).

The Bamberg Casket, Denmark, Viking Mammen-style carvings (ivory inlay on wood, edged with etched brass). The Viking Answer Lady.

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