Viking women on the battlefield....

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Viking women on the battlefield....

Postby Medicus Matt » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:31 pm

From Harby in Denmark, came to light last year.

Harby valkyrie.jpg

Really nice find, not only for the unusual depiction of a woman armed with sword and shield but also for the clear depiction of a shield with a decorated face and applied rim.

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Re: Viking women on the battlefield....

Postby Neil of Ormsheim » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:52 pm

And she is also wearing what appears to be a haneroc dress. Not terribly practical for fighting in but.........

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Re: Viking women on the battlefield....

Postby zauberdachs » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:37 am

Would it be outrageous to suggest it could be a Queen from a chess set or is this pre-chess?

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