Carving after an old stone, erected about 1000 a.c. in Jütland, Denmark. The Mask seems to be a protecting spirit.
Moor oak is an ancient wood from an European tree having laid in a swamp, moor or mine for about 800-6000 years. This means, that this wood is a direct link to the European past. The black color is done by a natural process! It’s painted with natural casein colour, oiled with linen oil, waxed and sanded. The Mask seems to be a protecting spirit.
Measures 24 x 16 x 1 cm
The inscription found on the stone is:
A: kunulfR auk augutr auk aslakR auk rulfR risþu
B: stin þansi eftiR ful fela(k)a sin iaR uarþ ( ) …y– tuþr
C: þo kunukaR barþusk
A: Gunnulfr and Eygautr/Auðgautr and Áslakr and Hrólfr raised
B: this stone in memory of Fúl, their partner, who died
C: when kings fought.
It’s not sure which kings are meant.
Futhark.org has set up a deal with the artist to drop-ship this carving directly from his studio in Germany. Please allow 2-4 weeks for international delivery.
Lärads Adern Holzkunsthandwerk | Historische Motive übertragen in Holz | laerads-adern.de