Bj 854.

Jun. 18th, 2010 09:28 pm
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This has been in the back of my mind for a while now, so I thought I should share the links/photos and hopefully get it out of my system.

Edit!!!: There is a photo of the enamelled pieces and a reconstruction of her outfit (obscured by her caftan) on the Historiska Museet site

In The Vikings by James Graham-Campbell and Dafydd Kidd (London: Book Club Associates, 1980); 108...

Occasionally, however, a woman of distinction took an independent line in these matters [of jewellery], like one lady buried at Birka with jewellery that included a pair of German enamelled brooches (replacing her oval ones), a magnificent gilt-bronze shawl-brooch, and a pair of silver-gilt, horse shaped mounts that would have been threaded on to her necklace or sewn to her dress.


Teeny tiny brooches: http://www.historiska.se/data/?foremal=106990
Teeny tiny horse (brooches?): http://www.historiska.se/data/?foremal=106991
Great big equal-armed brooch: http://www.historiska.se/data/?bild=19278

Sadly, the last photo doesn't have a scale bar. The photo in the book has all three items in the one shot, the centre boss of the equal-armed brooch is about the same diameter as the a little enamelled rectangle brooch.

And now I've shared! :)
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The Swedish National Museum's database search now includes Creative Commons licensed photos! Like this brooch.

Edit: The 'stable' link isn't working, try
http://mis.historiska.se/mis/sok/bild.asp?uid=337407
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SHM goodies, while trying to find any examples of necklaces with decorative metal pendants attached, like the stereotypical cascade necklace, here is a plainer bead one
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Soapstone

Oct. 12th, 2008 08:28 am
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Vessel/containers?
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Moulds
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Baptismal Fonts
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More runic fragments
http://www.historiska.se/data/?bild=312269

An awl with soapstone handle?
http://www.historiska.se/data/?bild=301303

A limestone lamp
http://www.historiska.se/data/?bild=39844
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Exam went well, so here are some wooden Viking age goodies

A set: http://www.historiska.se/data/?bild=18245

ladles and cups )

bowls )

Plates )

There was more, but I wasn't sure if they were photos of the same object or not.
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I'm going to have a little pre-exam freak out now, but before I go
here's the cool little viking-age mug.
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Cool things from the Historiska Museet.
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Sort-of random, pretty things from the Historiska Museet.
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