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Sveriges äldsta och norra Europas näst äldsta hällbildsdokumentationer – en notis om Johannis Haquini Rhezelius antikvariska resa till Öland och Småland 1634
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4640-8784
2011 (Swedish)In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, Vol. 106, no 1, 1-7 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

This article presents some of the earliest rock art

documentation known from northern Europe.

Johannes Haquini Rhezelius produced it on an

antiquarian journey to Öland and Småland in

1634. Compared with the Norwegian Peder Alfsøn’s

documentation from seven years previously

in northern Bohuslän, then a part of Norway,

there are differences and similarities. Both men

drew by eye with ink, Alfsøn then embellishing

his images with watercolours. Neither used any


Rhezelius's informants did not seem to preserve

any pre-Christian ideas about figurative

rock art. They associated it with legends and stories

sprung fromaChristian culture;with giants,

maidens and church-burglars. Folklore associated

cupmarks with elfs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm, 2011. Vol. 106, no 1, 1-7 p.
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Humanities, Archaeology
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-11140OAI: diva2:404338
Available from: 2011-03-30 Created: 2011-03-16 Last updated: 2015-02-18Bibliographically approved

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