:: The Vikings of Bjornstad ::
Field Museum
Chicago - 2015
The Museum's Web site
These photographs are from an exhibition named Vikings on display at the Field Museum in Chicago from February 27 through October 4, 2015. The Field Museum’s presentation of Vikings was the only US stop on an international tour. The exhibition was organized by the Swedish History Museum in Sweden, in partnership with MuseumsPartner in Austria. On display were nearly 500 ancient artifacts—many never before seen outside of Scandinavia. These photos were taken by, and are shown here through the courtesy of, Einar Severinson.  The larger originals can be seen in the Facebook Group, Vikings North America.  The captions - minimal as they are - are mine and any suggestions for improvements would be appreciated. (Jack Garrett)
   

A reproduction of a stone found in Ringerike, Norway.  It represents the art period now given the name of the area where it was found.

Viking Art Periods: Broa Style - c. 790 - 870 AD
   

Viking Art Periods: Jellinge Style - c. 900 - 970 AD

Viking Art Periods: Mammen Style - c. 960 - 1020 AD
   


Viking Art Periods: Ringerike Style - c. 1010 - 1070 AD


Viking Art Periods: Urnes Style - c. 1060 - 1120 AD
   

Wire weaving

Beads
   

Portable wealth in silver

The Årby boat
   

Belt fittings

Penannular brooch
   

Descriptive card for the artifacts
   

Skull

Fittings and lock on a reproduced chest
   

Freyr is always happy to see you

Knife and spoons with a reproduction bowl
   

Pottery

Bone or ivory combs, fire striker
   

Oil lamp

Comb detail
   

Skull and penannular brooch

Goods tag with runes
   

Key

Early cross
   

Card with artifact descriptions
   

Tortoise brooch

Silver collection with Thor's hammer
   

Pagan Thor's hammer

Thor's hammer with Christian influences
   

Beads

Strap end
   

Bead close-up

Game pieces, reproduced board
   

Female burial representation

Brooches
   

Silver mount, probably for a signaling horn

Decorated pitcher
   

The Årby boat

Casting mold
   

Forge, with the face presumed to be Loki's

Decorated comb
   

Bone artifact, presumed to be a buckle

Glass or stone smoother and elk shoulder "ironing board"
   

Trefoil

Trefoil
   

Trefoil

Pendants made from Arabic dirhem coins
   

Shears

Bead necklace
   

Bead necklace

Bead necklace
   

Bead necklace

Arabic dirhems
   

Silver hoard

Varied hoard
   

What it takes to build a longship


A Swedish longhouse (not in Chicago)
Thanks, Einar
   
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