Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 1175

The carvings of the stone are a copy of a design in the runestone style Pr 2 (c. 1020-1050) pertaining to the late Ringerike style, but the head of the animal is in runestone style Pr 4 (c. 1070-1100) pertaining to the Urnes style.

 

The inscription is not signed.

 

The granite stone is c. 1,37 m tall and 0,85 m wide.

 

 

Runic inscription

The inscription along the serpent’s body is nonsense attempting to mimic a runic text.

 

Notes

The decoration on the stone is one of several known Sigurd Stones depicting scenes from the Saga of the Völsungs.

 

The imagery on the stone seems to be a crude copy of U 1163.

 

Sigurd is depicted at the top of the image, stabbing the dragon’s belly with his sword. Below him are two human figures facing each other.

 

 

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Stora Ramsjö, Uppland, Sweden

U 1175

 

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