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Viking women on the battlefield....

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:31 pm
by Medicus Matt
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.

http://scienceblogs.com/aardvarchaeolog ... rom-harby/

Re: Viking women on the battlefield....

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:52 pm
by Neil of Ormsheim
And she is also wearing what appears to be a haneroc dress. Not terribly practical for fighting in but.........

Re: Viking women on the battlefield....

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:29 pm
by chrisanson
transvestvike ?

Re: Viking women on the battlefield....

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:37 am
by zauberdachs
Would it be outrageous to suggest it could be a Queen from a chess set or is this pre-chess?