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Anglo-Saxon Art - Page 2 of 2

     
 

jpeg image: frey fertility icon

 

 

Frey - god of fertility and summer
A small statuette of Obsidian circa
500 AD from Södermanland, Sweden

 

 

jpeg image: thor's hammer amulet

 

Thor's Hammer
Silver, 10th Century. A popular talisman for warrior's and sailors, it symbolises fair weather and strength in battle.

 

 

 

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  The Jelling Cup
Supposedly used by Viking King Gormr, this 10th Century silver chalice was found at Jelling, in Jylland, Denmark - the site of the Great Stone. Gormr was the first Scandinavian king to tolerate Christianity.

 

 

jpeg image: sutton hoo purselidFrom the Sutton Hoo Burial Site
This splendid purse lid dated about 625AD depicts the story of Daniel in the Lion's Den. Decoration is glass and garnet.

 

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Tiw - God of War, Justice, Law and Legislation
A 9th Century carved soapstone tablet depicting Tiw
with his sword and battleaxe

 

 

 

   
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