Reykjavik Island - National Museum of Iceland. -37) ARTISANAT- EPOQUE 800-1600: Les objets les plus vieux ont été récupérés enfouis dans la terre, tel un homme fait dans de l'os de baleine à BALDURSHEIMUR, au nord de l'Islande. Trouvé dans une tombe païenne du 10°s, il est peut-être plus ancien. Encore plus énigmatique est la figure de bronze, généralement connue comme étant l'image du dieu Thor, mise au jour au 19°s.
Musée national d’Islande - Reykjavik - The door Valpjofsstadur. - 10) EXPOSITION PERMANENTE. PERIODE 1200-1400: Le roi de Norvège a cherché à gagner de nouvelles terres, et selon les termes de l'Ancienne Alliance de 1262-1264, les Islandais sont devenus les sujets du roi de Norvège. Cela a marqué la fin de l'Ancien Commonwealth, et la fin de la guerre civile. Un nouveau code juridique, et un nouveau système de gouvernement, a été introduit.
Islande. Reykjavik, Musée national d'Islande. - 2) LEAD, KINDLY LIGHT. 5. Two whalebone paxes from 13th or 14th century. The one on the left is from STADUR church and the other is from HOLT church. Northwest Iceland.
Islande, Reykjavik, Musée national d'Islande: NORSE AND CELTIC CULTURE INHERITANCE: 1. COMBS are often found in graves implying that hair dressing was important. One of the combs was found in a grave in South East Iceland (A), the other two are spot finds.
Islande, Reykjavik, Musée national d'Islande. 1) FOOD PREPARATION: Implements used by the settlers in food preparation included quern stones, baking-slabs ans pots ans pans of soapstone, a soft type of stone which can easily be carved, ans is heat resistant. Soapstone is not found in Iceland, but is commun in Norway. 1. TRACES OF SOME DAIRY PRODUCTS, probably SKYR, a milk curd which is till a staple food today, were found in excavations at BERGPORSHVOLL, home of NJALLS SAGA.
Islande, Reykjavik, Musée national d'Islande. 1) STURDY DOORS: Churches were generally better constructed than other buildings. Stave churches were built all around the country, many of them ornamented with wood and metal. Church doors were often decorated and furnished with large, iron door rings. Many of these items were made in Iceland.
Islande, Reykjavik, Musée national d'Islande.- 1) THOR OR CHRIST ? This human figure made of bronze has been dated at the grounds of style, to around 1000 A.D. It is belleved to despitt Bor (Thor), one of the major Norse gods, but it could also represent Christ enthroned in glory. The figure grasps an object thought to be bors'hammer, but also similar in shape to the christian cross.
Islande, Reykjavik, Musée national d'Islande. 1) CHRIST THE KING. Figure of Christ from UFSIR from a cross which is now lost. The figure is carved in birchwood in the Romanesque style. It was originally painted, and traces of paint remain. The crucifix hung in the church at UFSIR, North Iceland. It's believed to be made in Iceland, and to date from 1200 AD. Christ is depicted bearded, with shoulder-length hair.