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Om hjelmer med horn og Odins krigere

Helmbrecht, Michaela LU (2007) In Kult, Guld och Makt. Ett tvärvetenskapligt symposium i Götene. Historieforum Västra Götaland p.164-164
Abstract
This article deals with depictions of humans during the Vendel and Viking Age. While in earlier research, the iconographic approach has been predominant, the point of departure here are the functions pictures may have had in oral societies. As a new approach, the method of context analysis is presented. The main question is how depictions have been used differently by different social groups.

In the following part, a case study is presented. Objects with the motif "man or woman with horned headgear" and their find-contexts are analyzed. The motif-group can be divided in chronologically and spatially different sub-groups. In the Vendel Period, the pictures are linked to a male élite-warrior sphere. In the Viking Age, the motif was... (More)
This article deals with depictions of humans during the Vendel and Viking Age. While in earlier research, the iconographic approach has been predominant, the point of departure here are the functions pictures may have had in oral societies. As a new approach, the method of context analysis is presented. The main question is how depictions have been used differently by different social groups.

In the following part, a case study is presented. Objects with the motif "man or woman with horned headgear" and their find-contexts are analyzed. The motif-group can be divided in chronologically and spatially different sub-groups. In the Vendel Period, the pictures are linked to a male élite-warrior sphere. In the Viking Age, the motif was also used by women. Furthermore, figurines with the motif played a role at certain central places.

This indicates a change in the ritual practice of religion. On this basis, it is suggested that the motif may have had varying meanings, depending on the situational context. (Less)
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context analysis, horned helmets, Pictures, Art, Vendel Period, Viking Age
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Kult, Guld och Makt. Ett tvärvetenskapligt symposium i Götene. Historieforum Västra Götaland
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Nordgren, Ingemar
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164 - 164
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Historieforum Västra Götaland
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91-974119-5-7
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English
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In the following part, a case study is presented. Objects with the motif "man or woman with horned headgear" and their find-contexts are analyzed. The motif-group can be divided in chronologically and spatially different sub-groups. In the Vendel Period, the pictures are linked to a male élite-warrior sphere. In the Viking Age, the motif was also used by women. Furthermore, figurines with the motif played a role at certain central places.<br/><br>
This indicates a change in the ritual practice of religion. On this basis, it is suggested that the motif may have had varying meanings, depending on the situational context.},
  author       = {Helmbrecht, Michaela},
  editor       = {Nordgren, Ingemar},
  isbn         = {91-974119-5-7},
  keyword      = {context analysis,horned helmets,Pictures,Art,Vendel Period,Viking Age},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {164--164},
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  series       = {Kult, Guld och Makt. Ett tvärvetenskapligt symposium i Götene. Historieforum Västra Götaland},
  title        = {Om hjelmer med horn og Odins krigere},
  year         = {2007},
}