December 20, 2016
c. 900 – 975
The Anatomy of Viking Art
- Broa Style
- Oseberg Style
- Borre Style
- Jelling Style
- Mammen Style
- Ringerike Style
- Urnes Style
- Solid bodies.
- Neck tendrils.
- Curled lip-lappets.
- Head in profile.
- Open jaws.
- Pellets intersecting limbs at joints.
- Round eyes.
- Spirals representing hip joints.
Even outlines without indentations.
- Geometric regularity.
- Semi-open loops.
- Double-stranded ribbons.
- Striated ribbons.
- Simple S-shaped compositions (A, C).
- Jelling style ribbon-animals in Borre style compositions (B).
A. Two S-shaped ribbon-animals intertwined – A type of motif which is seen on the Jelling cup (from which the Jelling style got its name) and some harness-bows from Mammen.
B. Three S-shaped ribbon-animals intertwined in pretzel knots – A type of motif which is seen on many brooches in a more intricate Borre-style inspired composition.
C. Two mirrored S-shaped ribbon-animals – A type of motif which is seen on several brooches and mounts.
Graham-Campbell, James, 2013. Viking Art.
Fuglesang, Signe Horn, 1982. ‘Early Viking Art.’ Acta ad Archaeologiam et Artium Historiam Pertinentia (Series altera in 8°) 125–173.