[Scriptoris] Viking/Norse Illumination?
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?
; - )
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:
> The author points out that inscribed staves and swords are more
> portable than an engraved obelisk(which weren't designed for
> 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/
>> and Celtic/Anglo Saxon art styles.
>> Right now, I'm looking at things like:
>> Necrologium Lundense (12th c. Danish)
>> Íslendingabók (11th c. Icelandic)
>> Margrete Skulesdatters psalter (13th c. Norse)
>> Flateyjarbók (14th c. Icelandic)
>> 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,
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