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Viking Art on Stamps: (JELLING)
August 1999



fig 7 At Jelling is the celebrated stone on which is emblazoned the figure of Christ. This exceedingly hard stone has withstood Danish weather for centuries, illustrating the difficulty of creating this masterpiece on such material. Christ is seen (Fig 7) as a stiff human figure entwined in a busy entanglement of ribbon-like animals. It is believed the figures were painted for emphasis at the time of Harald Bluetooth.

Fig 7

 

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