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Viking shield with carved Ringerike style ormanents and Rune symbols

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This piece features Ringerike style ornaments and two Odal runes.

The Elder Futhark Othala rune (ᛟ), represents the o sound. Its reconstructed Proto-Germanic name is *ōþalan "heritage; inheritance inherited estate".

The Ringerike Style is a Scandinavian animal style from the late 10th century and the 11th century, which evolved out of the earlier Mammen Style. It has received its name from a group of runestones with animal and plant motifs in the Ringerike district north of Oslo. The most common motifs are lions, birds, band-shaped animals, and spirals. Some elements appear for the first time in Scandinavian art, such as different types of crosses, palmettes, and pretzel-shaped nooses that tie together two motifs. Most of the motifs have counterparts in Anglo-Saxon art and Ottonian art.

The shield is made out of 15mm thick birch plywood and finished in wood staining and hand painting techniques, treated with linen seed oil and sealed with acrylic varnish.
This shield can be used as a decorative wall hanger or as a functional piece for medieval reenactment or LARP, it comes with a handlebar attached.

Size - 75 cm ( 29.5 inches ) in diameter
Weight - cca 4 kg ( 8.81 pounds )
Material - 15mm thick plywood

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    Shields are expensive to ship; they are often large and heavy. But we want to make sure that you never get surprised by this high cost. This means that we sometimes lose money shipping to the far reaches of the U.S. At the end of the day, we care more about sharing this passion for Norse heritage with you than the money we make.

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