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Altarpiece, Snake Woman

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A fantastic centerpiece on any shelf, table or shrine. The image is a reproduction of a picture stone found at Rikvide burial field in Gotland, Sweden. The original stone is dated to the 5th -7th Century and has two main motifs. The top part has a triskele symbol made from three snake-like creatures with the heads of a bird, a predator and a boar. The lower part has the famous depiction of a woman holding a snake in each hand. The motif is believed to originate from the ancient Guta Saga where the woman Vitastjerna dreams of giving birth to three snakes. Her husband interpreted the dream with the words: "Everything is bound in circles. We shall build on this land and have three sons". The depicted woman is thus connected to fertility.

Place god figurines, statues or other items in front of it to complete the set. A handmade, original design, it is cast it in acrylic resin and painted to resemble ancient bronze by a Swedish artist. It makes a great centerpiece on any shelf, table or shrine. 

  • Height: Approx. 10.5 inches (26 cm)
  • Width: Approx 8 inches (20 cm)
  • Thickness: Approx 1 inch (2.5 cm)
  • Material: Acrylic Resin
  • Color: Ancient Bronze

This altarpiece is used by people in modern day Scandinavia both as decoration and in small shrines. 

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