[Scriptoris] Viking/Norse Illumination?

Elaine eshc at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 1 15:11:40 PDT 2011


Wanna also discuss "hack silver"? Now that would be the way to  
inspire a puzzle-lover, eh?
; - )
YIS,
HL Lete Bithespring


On Nov 1, 2011, at 10:12 AM, Donald Whitney wrote:

>
> Have fun carving that runestone.
>
> You may wish to look here:
> http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/callig.shtml
>
> The author points out that inscribed staves and swords are more  
> portable than an engraved obelisk(which weren't designed for  
> portability).
>
> The preferred gift for a job well done (ie successful raid - from  
> which the name Viking derives; to go a Viking) for Norse is silver,  
> but I do not recall seeing silver with runes on it:  Mostly twist- 
> wire bracelets/armbands and a few symbolic hammer castings, and  
> turtle broaches for the ladies.
>
> Silvius, lurking
>
>
>
>
>
>> Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 17:49:54 -0500
>> From: estencele at gmail.com
>> To: scriptoris at lists.ansteorra.org
>> Subject: [Scriptoris] Viking/Norse Illumination?
>>
>> I have a request in my queue for a Viking/Norse piece. I'm having
>> difficulty telling the difference between elements in the Viking/ 
>> Norse
>> and Celtic/Anglo Saxon art styles.
>>
>> Right now, I'm looking at things like:
>> Necrologium Lundense (12th c. Danish)
>> http://laurentius.ub.lu.se/volumes/Mh_6/
>>
>> Íslendingabók (11th c. Icelandic)
>> http://www.randburg.is/is/am/
>>
>> Margrete Skulesdatters psalter (13th c. Norse)
>> http://folk.uib.no/hnooh/handbok/illustrasjonar/
>>
>> Flateyjarbók (14th c. Icelandic)
>> http://folk.uib.no/hnooh/handbok/illustrasjonar/
>>
>> Does anyone have any recommendations for online references to use, or
>> characteristics/elements to keep in mind? I have a tight deadline for
>> this one, and I'm afraid of it looking culturally incorrect.
>>
>> All the best,
>> -Deanna
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