Linocut Block Print Odin Berserker Torslunda Plate in Red Ink MADE TO ORDER


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    Linocut Print Odin and Berserker Torslunda Plate MADE TO ORDER.

    This beautiful 9”x12” linocut print is hand printed upon 100% Legion Cotton Paper, using Speedball block printing ink in black or red.

    The design is inspired by one of the famous Torslunda plates. The Torslunda Plates are four cast bronze dies found in the Torslunda parish on the Swedish island Öland, and they display figures in relief, representing what are presumed to be traditional scenes from Germanic mythology.

    The plates were intended for production, not display; By applying thin sheets of foil to the scenes and hitting them with a hammer or otherwise pressing them from behind, identical images could be quickly mass-produced. The resulting pressed foil plates would be used to decorate the luxurious helmets found at Wendel , Walsgard, and Sutton Hoo .

    The plate which my block print plate is inspired by, "dancing man with horns, headdress and man with a spear in wolfskin " is particularly well known for missing the right eye, which a laser scanner showed was crossed out, probably from the original used to make the mold . This suggests the figure represents the one-eyed god Odin, who sacrificed an eye to be allowed to drink from Mimir's Well, whose waters contained much wisdom. He is depicted together with a man-wolf, interpreted as a berserker ( Úlfhéðinn ) . The latter is perhaps a particular case of the incarnation of the wolf-warriors, led in ecstatic dance by the god of madness.

    I hope you you'll love the finished ritual cloth, printed with a hand cut linoleum block made here In the Ravens Galdr shop.

    This linocut print is MADE TO ORDER, and will take 3 to 5 business days to ship.

    Frame not included.

    Each print will be carefully packed into a 10"x13" Mailer, with a backing board to protect it. It will then be shipped to you via USPS.

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