Thursday, 31 October 2019

Scandinavian Bronze Age

 The release of the Perry figures coincided with a holiday to Denmark  some years ago as well as seeing the Lur horns for the first time in the bronze, so to speak. I hadn’t visited the National Museum of Denmark’s  collection from that period for many years until the weekend . I was delighted with what l saw, good interpretive panels and a animation of the Sun chariot which begins by plunging the room into darkness then lights it up with moving figures from rock carvings . Words don’t do it justice, go there and press the button, or better still let a child do it and see their wonderment.P.s  outdoor dining photo slipped in by mistake, just ignore it, thanks.





12 comments:

  1. Love this period and the brilliant Perry/ Foundry figures .

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  2. I would love to see those. I wish more figures were available for the period.

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    1. There are some in 15mm and that is all currently available apart from the Foundry ones.

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  3. These look fantastic and much bling-ier than the gold torcs in Truro Museum.

    If you are ever in Dublin, they have interesting Viking stuff and amazing bog bodies preserved there in the museum.

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    1. I have seen the Danish bog bodies including Tollund man and found them moving. Thanks for the heads up re Dublin. I nearly went into the Truro museum but as time was limited l didn’t feel l could justify the entrance fee. Next time ...

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  4. Those helmets look like someone stuck handlebars on them. ha ha

    It is really cool to see such items in person.

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  5. There is something about seeing them in person that is so cool indeed. The helmets do look surreal.

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  6. Tradgardmastare

    Did you mean these?
    http://www.monolithdesigns.co.uk/prehistoric_europe.htm

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  7. I saw the exhibit in the Danish National Museum in 2000. It got me wanting to game the period, but it took another 14 years before that happened.

    I have a large collection of the 40mm Monolith Designs/Graven Images figures. We just played a large skirmish game with them this weekend. I'll be blogging about it soon.

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