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Midgårdsormen och Fenrisulven: två grundmotiv i vendeltidens djurornamentik. Kontinuitetsfrågor i germansk djurornamentik 1
2004 (Swedish)In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, Vol. 99, 9-25 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Following the suggestions of Sophus Müller in his essay "Dyreornamentiken i Norden" (1880), scholars in Late Iron Age artefact studies long avoided interpretations of Germanic animal art which differed from the traditional idea of a meaningless ornament. Accordingly, research in Germanic animal art has been dominated by an interest in the establishment of stylistic groups, as indicators of chronological and regional variations. In recent years, however, a paradigm shift has come to pass, influenced by new theoretical schools and motivated by the results of iconographers led by Karl Hauck. This paper presents new iconographic methodology, explores the fate of two animal types through the successive animal art styles of the Vendel Period, and suggests an iconological interpretation connected to the cult of Odin.

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Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien , 2004. Vol. 99, 9-25 p.
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Archaeology, Vendel, Merovingian, Edda, Animal Art, Methodology, Norse religion, Merovingian Age, Vendel Age, Animal Style, Ekphrasis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-180389OAI: diva2:549961
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