Viking weapon decorations

Beautiful ornamentation for Viking Age weapons.

Beautiful ornamentation for Viking Age weapons.

Just a super-quick post to share with you today. Early in the Iceland National Museum exhibition of the Settlement Age, they mentioned that much of the art that survived came either in jewelry, or in weapon decoration. Today’s post is just two photos of some of the latter, since I’ve already spent so much time on the former (oh.. and there’s more to come!)

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Viking Tortoise Brooches

Tortoise brooches found beneath the Hekla eruption.

Tortoise brooches found beneath the Hekla eruption.

From the Iceland National Museum

So I took a bit of a detour and showed you some photos from the Vikings exhibit in BC,  (click the tag to read more) but I still have so much to share from Iceland.. so back to Iceland we will go!

The Iceland National Museum had a number of “tortoise” brooches on display from a number of different discoveries. I’ve decided to show them all off on one page, although they all might be from different ages.

Please note, this is a VERY image-heavy post.

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