Volva staff from the Royal Alberta Museum
Super quick post today from the 2019 Viking exhibit at the Royal Albert Museum (RAM) – because there really was only one artifact to show!
This iron staff with a handle was found in Fuldby, Zealand, Denmark, and has been attributed as a Völva’s staff.
Assortment of goods found in a woman’s grave
I think that I’m nearing the last few posts about my trip to Iceland and the various museum exhibits I saw there – for today’s post about the Iceland National Museum in Reykjavik I’m going to re-visit a display of grave goods from a Viking Age woman’s grave.
The display included tortoise brooches which I showed in a previous post, a full necklace (also from a previous post) and a festoon that I also explored in a previous post.
Tortoise brooches from a Viking female grave
Beaded necklace from a woman’s grave
Festoon of beads from a Viking Age woman’s gravesite.