Viking Borre Style

Viking Borre Style

Viking Borre style evolved from the Oseberg style. The Borre style derived its name from the Borre burial mound. Inside the Borre burial mound, the first and most recognized in a group was a bronze harness from the ship grave. The Borre burial mound is near the village of Borre, Vestfold, Norway.

This Borre style appeared and flourished from the 9th century toward the end of the 10th century.

Viking Borree Style
Viking style named Borre quite resembled gripping beast motif

The “gripping beast” from Oseberg style is always carried into this Viking Style. But the Borre Style was more symmetrical and had more ring chains in the design compared with the Oseberg desgin.

Viking Borre Style

The main motif of the Viking Style is still the animals, plant, and knots interlacing together. The eyes of the animals were either round or almond-shaped. Their ears were protruding and their triangular head facing forward. The head of the animal in Viking Borre Style is much alike to a cat. Their legs were slim and elongated. Historians believed that Vikings once sacrificed treasure with this pattern for Odin.

Odin was the supreme god in the Viking belief. He was also among the most complicated figures in Norse mythology. There were more Viking styles that the Vikings once admired and sacrificed to their gods.

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