Hyrrokinn of Hunnestad

kr 900

Scandinavian Art Prints leaflet presentation

This Viking age picture-stone is an amazingly well-preserved megalith from the illustrious Hunnestad monument in Skåne, southern Scandinavia. It originally consisted of eight standing stones: two Runic, three with pictures only, and the remaining three without any embellishments. It was partly destroyed in the late eighteenth century and its surviving remains were brought to the nearby Marsvinsholm castle a few decades afterwards. Currently, they reside at the cultural history museum in Lund.

Of the four preserved megaliths, three have pictorial images. One truly stands out as it depicts a mystic woman riding a wolf with snakes in her mouth and hands! She is recognised as Hyrrokkin, a giant witch-woman who is associated with heathen funeral-flames, known from the ancient Edda myths connected with the death of Baldr.

The picture-stone’s intriguing artwork is created in an identical linear style as the large Rune-stone of Hunnestad, giving it a similar tenth century origin.

A fine art pigment print Canson Edition Etching Rag 310 gsm, 50 x 70 cm (with shipping tube it weights 240 gsm).

Limited production of 100 signed and numbered deluxe impression prints.

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The author’s comments:

Finally I am realising an old and consistent desire of mine, producing high quality Runic connoisseur poster size art prints. I have selected the rarest and most remarkable illustrations by Magnus Petersen (1827–1917) in order to present the beauty of an authentic Viking age monument. His exquisite renderings of ancient Rune-stones, still preserved and visible in the rural Scandinavian nature of his era, are indeed a true labour of love as its detailed artwork reveals!

A nicely designed informative leaflet accompanies this large sized art-print, where the oldest seventeenth century woodcut illustration is also presented. The illustration of Magnus Petersen is provided from my own private collection and shared with you as an everlasting gift for generations to come!

Weight 0.24 kg