Boar Warriors | Art Print
The boar was a powerful symbol amongst the Germanic people who settled in Britain during the 5th Century. To the Anglo-Saxons, it was a symbol of strength and virility and its image has been known to adorn their helmets.
This image from The Saxon Storyteller is a re-imagining of one of the Torslunda plates depicting boar helmed warriors but the idea of the boar appears several times in the archaeological record (such as the Sutton Hoo helm and the Staffordshire hoard helmet) and even in literature like the iconic Beowulf poem.
Available as a standalone print or as part of Matt's Second Print Series.
Material & Make
The artwork you will receive has been printed locally using high quality inks and paper to maintain the clarity of colour and image intended by the artist.
Your piece will arrive on 250gsm uncoated art board and should be handled with care (we suggest only touching the edges of your print). For longevity, it is recommended to mount these in a frame behind glass.
About The Artist
The Saxon Storyteller is an illustrator known for his incredible ability to capture the character and theme of artifacts and historical figures. Reminiscent of Saxon and Viking iconography, his subject matter ranges from members of the lore (such as Ragnar Lothbrok) to those of Tolkien (like Gandalf and other members of the Fellowship). You may also recognize his work as the key illustrator of the Nordic Mythology Podcast, where his images appear unique to each episode and its content.
On Northern Fire, you can find the artwork of Saxon Storyteller on clothing, prints, and pins.
Size & Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297mm / 8.3 x 11.7 inches)