The BP exhibition

life and legend

6 March – 22 June 2014

Exhibition closed

Supported by BP BP logo

Organised by the British Museum, the National Museum of Denmark, and the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

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Image credits:
Spearhead with inlaid socket 11th century AD. London, England. Iron, silver. © British Museum.
Axehead 10th–11th century AD. Found Hammersmith, River Thames, England. Iron. © British Museum.
Ball-penannular brooch AD 900–950. Found Fulsco Pike, near Penrith, Cumbria, England. Silver. © British Museum.
Oval brooches with beads 9th century AD. Found Lilleberge, Namdalen, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. Copper alloy, glass. © British Museum.
Pitney Brooch Anglo-Scandinavian, late 11th century AD. Found in Pitney, Somerset, England. Copper-alloy. This brooch is an English version of the final phase of Viking art, the Urnes style. © British Museum.
Brooch in the Urnes style Viking, late 11th century AD. Found near the village of Kiaby, Skåne, Sweden. Copper-alloy. © British Museum.
Beads 11th–12th century AD. Found in Gotland, Sweden. Amber, monochrome glass. © British Museum.
Brooch shaped like a ship AD 800–1050. From Tjørnehøj II, Fyn, Denmark. Copper alloy. © National Museum of Denmark.
Thor’s hammer pendant AD 900–950. Found Vålse, Falster, Denmark. Silver. © National Museum of Denmark.
Neck-ring 10th century AD. Found Kalmergården, Tisso, Zealand, Denmark. Gold. © National Museum of Denmark.
Helmet AD 800–1100 (replica). Ostrow Lednicki, Poland. Iron. © Museum of the First Piasts at Lednica.