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The Oseberg tapestries (Bog, Indbundet, Engelsk)

Af: Marianne Vedeler

Forlag: Scandinavian Academic Press
Format: Indbundet
Type: Bog
Sprog: Engelsk
ISBN-13: 9788230402436
Udgivelsesdato: 03-06-2019
Oplagsdato: 03-06-2019
Første udgivelsesår: 2019
Indbinding: Indbundet
Sideantal: 144

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In 1904, a large burial mound was excavated at Oseberg in eastern Norway. More than 80 fragments of narrow tapestries patterned with figural motifs were among the unearthed artifacts. The exquisitely woven tapestries depict a myriad of finely shaped animals, humans, carriages, and houses. We can see battle scenes, warriors portrayed as animals, and hanged men as well as solemn processions. Part of the symbolism of these images can be linked to the warrior ideology and its surrounding myths during the Viking Age. Past and present, magic and poli- tics are woven together, presenting powerful stories. The unique tapestries from Oseberg give us a window into the Viking Age worldview that cannot be found elsewhere.

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