#1 of 4 Ringerike Style Masks: A1
May 14, 2020
This is the first of four Viking age mask designs rendered in the Ringerike style.
Human mask motifs like this one were popular throughout the Viking Age. The Ringerike style period (c. 1000-1075) is especially known for its intricate mask designs. The mask designs adorn a wide range of artefacts like runestones, shrines and caskets, sword hilts and bone handles.