Alison Leonard

Pocket Museum: Vikings

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ISBN: 9780500052068
Author : Alison Leonard
Published: 2018
Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Language: English
Format: Hardback
<i>Pocket Museum: Vikings</i> brings together nearly 200 of the most remarkable artefacts that are held in museum collections around the world. Although the popular image of the Vikings is one of wild, violent raiders, the objects in this book reveal a more complex society comprised of pioneering explorers and master metalworkers who established a far-reaching trade network. From the vast Oseberg ship to a tiny valkyrie pendant, and from simple wooden panpipes to the unparalleled collection of silver items in the Spillings Hoard, each object provides an important insight into this most fascinating of cultures. This juxtaposition of the elite and the everyday makes this volume unique in its field.

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