Jelling style

Jelling style

The Jelling style is a phase of Scandinavian animal art during the 10th century. The style is characterized by markedly stilized and often band-shaped bodies of animals. It was originally applied to a complex of objects in Jellinge, Denmark, such as Harald Bluetooth's great runestone, but later research categorize them as Mammen style.

The animal ornamentation of the Viking Age is usually categorized into Oseberg style, Borre style, Jelling style, Mammen style, Ringerike style and Urnes style.




Karlsson, L. (1983). Nordisk form: Om djurornamentik.

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