Vikings in BC – chains

Chain hanger

Chain hanger

Today I just have a short post with photos from the Vikings in BC exhibit.

This exhibit had a series of cascading “Rolo” style chains hanging from chain hangers. The display also had two neck rings.

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Vikings in BC – keys (and brooches part 3)

Beautiful key from Sweden

Beautiful key from Sweden

In my last post you might have noticed a key in among the brooches as part of a larger display. While there are brooches in this post, this really is all about the keys from the Vikings in BC display, which came to Victoria, BC from Sweden. I visited the exhibit in summer 2014, but there have been so many things to blog about, that I still haven’t been able to post everything!

This will be another image-heavy post, so watch-out mobile users!

The key above seems to have been suspended using loop-in-loop chain.

 

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Vikings in BC – brooches part 1

Box brooch from the Vikings in BC display

Box brooch from the Vikings in BC display

In a previous post I shared some brooches from the Vikings in BC exhibit. Today I have some more for you. Since I have a LOT of brooch photos, I’m going to be breaking this up over a few days, to limit the number of photos in one post.  You can click the Vikings In BC tag to see all of the posts from this exhibit. Continue reading

Vikings in BC – Æsir

a "charm bracelet" with pendants associated with a number of Æsir gods.

a “charm bracelet” with pendants associated with a number of Æsir gods.

In my earlier post about the Vanir, I mentioned that I’d be sharing items associated with the other group of Norse mythological gods, the Æsir. The pantheon of the Æsir include Odin, Frigg, Thor, Baldr, and Týr.

The “charm bracelet” above has a hammer relating to the god Thor, and a fire-steel relating to the god Freyr.

 

A pendant, associated with the Æsir, indicating believe that this is of, or associated with the goddess Frigg.

A pendant, associated with the Æsir, indicating believe that this is of, or associated with the goddess Frigg.

 

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