Thor statuette from Iceland

On my last visit to the Historical Museum in Oslo, I found a fantastic figure:

The Thor statuette Þórslíkneskið was unearthed around 1815/1816 on a farm called Eyrarland in the Akureyri region (Iceland).

The original is a 6.4 cm high bronze figure from the 10th century and is now in the Icelandic National Museum in Reykjavik.

The statuette is believed to be associated with a scene from Þrymskviða (from the Poetic Edda) in which Thor sits on a chair during a wedding ceremony and holds the Mjølnir in both hands.


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Dietmar Anders, Malente