Vikings jewellery Urnes pendant bronze
This filigree pendant out of real bronze is a Urnes replica out of the vikings' time and was handmade completely. Every piece of jewellery with that really is unique!
- pendant out of real bronze
- size circa 40x45 mm
- delivery includes leather strap
The Urnes style of the vikings
The so called style of Urnes is the last big vikings' style and is dated to the middle of the 11th century. Its name it has because of the big church of Urnes in Norway, whose woodcarvings of the portal are of an impressing beauty. The style was a development of the Mammen and Ringerike style and presents depictions of animals of small, slender and snake-like way with sharp heads in partly three-dimensional images.
A special effect was created by the combination with gracefully drawn lines. A little speculative, but logical is the assumption, that here it was a main motive, the animal wreathed by a snake, about a depiction of the endless fight between good and evil.
(source: T. Capelle, Die Wikinger, Kultur- und Kunstgeschichte, Darmstadt 1988, ISBN 3-534-80032-X
Ausstellungskatalog Wikinger, Waräger, Normannen. Die Skandinavier und Europa 800-1200 , Mainz 1992)
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