In my previous post I showed a Norse style festoon I made largely from museum replica Viking Age beads. In this post I’d like to share with you some of the photos I took at the Vikings in BC exhibit this past summer.
The beads above are largely rock crystal faceted beads, with other glass and stone beads.
The beads above and below look a little strange because some of them are partially melted. They had been included in a cremation, and some of them melted, fused, and became malformed. It’s been a while since I chatted about the Vikings in BC exhibit, so it’s notable to remind readers that this exhibit didn’t encourage photography, and thus these photos are a lot darker than I’d like.
Although it’s a bit hard to see – there are round ‘pony bead’ shaped pieces, as well as two-round and three-round (double/triple) beads.
The exhibit also had two more items I’d like to include – a small cat amulet and a small bucket-shaped pendant with a hole at the top for stringing. The cat amulet is especially cute!
To finish off this post I’d like to do a bit of around-up of other Viking age beads from this exhibit as well as exhibits in Iceland to illustrate the vast variety of beads from Viking age Scandinavia finds!