Viking Dragons shield

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Viking Dragons shield
SKU: AH4374
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Product Detail



Product Name:Viking Dragons shield

SKU: AH4374

Features

  • wood construction
  • ringed with a metal brace
  • burnished black boss adorned with Y-shaped etched plates
  • black and white quartered field with emblazoned stylized dragons

Description

This incredible shield traces back to the end of 8th to mid 11th century, known as the Viking Age. It features wood construction with a ringed metal brace, a burnished black boss adorned with Y-shaped etched plates, and black and white quartered field with emblazoned stylized dragons. The smaller shield sizes came from the pagan period for the Saxons, The late-9th-century skaldic poem, Ragnarsdrapa, describes some shields painted with mythological scenes.

Historical Period

8th to mid 11th century, known as the Viking Age

Inspiration

Typical Viking shield in Gokstad style; Vikings often reinforced their shields with leather or, occasionally, iron around the rim. Round shields seem to have varied in size from around 45 – 120 cm (18" - 48") in diameter but the smaller and more manageable 75 – 90 cm (30" - 36") is by far the most common. The smaller shield sizes came from the pagan period for the Saxons. The late-9th-century skaldic poem, Ragnarsdrapa, describes some shields painted with mythological scenes.