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The marble fountain in Oslo City Hall depicts Yggdrasill with the Norns at its base ready to water it, and the various animals that live in its branches. It was designed by Dagfin Werenskiold.

Information leaflet about the Sólfar sculpture, often described as a 'Viking ship' and the artist Jón Gunnar Árnason.

Sólfar / Sun Voyager by artist Jón Gunnar Árnason is often described as a Viking ship, when in fact the inspiration is more complex, as this information put together by the artist's daughter, Thorbjörg Jónsdóttir, explains. The document…

The memorial to Anne Stine and Helge Ingstad who discovered the Viking Age site at L'Anse aux Meadows. The memorial is outside the Viking Ship Museum in Bygdoy.

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Statue by artist Josef Wackerle, entitled 'The Fates', and depicting the Norns Urðr, Verðandi and Skuld weaving the fates of men. It was a gift to the people of Ireland from the German Federal Government for their help taking in child refugees…

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There are several bronze plaques around the Wood Quay area (the centre of Viking Dublin) which indicate where artefacts were discovered in the city. Some of these artefacts can be viewed in the National Museum. Erected by Dublin City Council.

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Metal sculpture 'Baite Viking Ship' evoking a beached Viking vessel, by artist Betty Newman-Maguire. Located near to the controversial Dublin City Council Civic Offices development on Wood Quay. Dublin Millennium Commission, 1988.

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A sculpture which is intended to evoke the hull of a Viking ship, by artist Michael Warren. It is placed on Wood Quay outside the main entrance to Dublin City Council's Civic Offices as a gesture towards the importance of this site, now mostly…

Postcard depicting a modern commemorative "runestone" in the Jardin des Plantes, Rouen – a gift from the Kingdom of Norway. "In 1911 the city of Rouen celebrated the millenium of the founding of the Duchy of Normandy and the baptism of the…

Memorial plaque reads: "In Commemoration of a Great Naval Battle fought with the Danes in Swanage Bay by Alfred the Great D877". For more information see here

Sculpture seen in Museet Ribes Vikinger. We think it may represent Sif, or Freyja. Any other suggestions welcome!

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A description of the inspiration behind bod's Horns-of-Odin plaque. The plaque features three horns in a valknut-style design.

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The RMMC Network brings together researchers, including postgraduate students, in the fields of, for instance, History, Viking Studies, Medieval Studies, Runology, Art History, History of Religion, Archaeology, and Historical Linguistics with the…

Famous statue by sculptor H.P. Pedersen-Dans in Kronborg Castle depicting the legendary figure Holger Danske (Ogier the Dane) first mentioned in the eleventh-century Chanson de Roland, and who later becomes a major antagonist (and later supporter) of…

'Egil Skallagrimson reiser nidstang'. A sculpture of the warrior-poet Egill Skallagrímsson (tenth-century hero of Egils saga) raising a nithing pole to his Norwegian enemies, by renowned Norwegian sculpture Gustav Vigeland. It is located in a park…

Discussion and photographs of the Viking Age cross at Kirkcolm in the Rhinns of Galloway. The cross is Christian but features a figure identified as the hero Sigurd.

A blog about early medieval art, and especially sculpture.

Sculpture in front of a house in Ísafjörður, which may be a representation of a high-seat pillar. Any information gratefully received!

This statue of a troll stands outside the visitor centre at Geysir, and is a popular place for tourists to take photos. Trolls are a supernatural being (usually antagonist) featuring in Old Norse mythology, but since adopted and adapted in a variety…

A statue standing outside the Norwegian Church in Heimaey, Westman Islands. The statue was erected in 1999 and is named Hús Guðanna, 'House of the Gods', the plural suggesting a reference to the Norse gods.
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