Oseberg Ship A3 Print
The Oseberg burial contains some of the finest archaeological discoveries from the Viking age, including the ship itself. The intricately carved Oseburg ship was discovered in a large burial mound in Norway and was big enough to seat 30 oarsmen. The amount of decoration across the ship (including under the water line) means it’s likely that the ship belonged to someone very wealthy/powerful in life.
This beautifully crafted art print by Paula Cruz Art depicts the prow of the Oseberg ship. Each is hand printed with silk screen using gold ink on black card.
It was common for Viking ships to have beast heads on the front to scare away malevolent spirits and the Oseberg serpent prow is no exception. Whether this was to represent the fearsome Midgard serpent Jormungandr or just inspired by serpents generally we will never know...