Viking Mammen Styles and Where to Find Them?
Another remarkable Viking art style is the Viking Mammen style. Among 6 major Viking art styles, the Mammen style is the most famous.
The Viking Mammen Style emerged from the former art - Jelling Style in the late 10th century.
This style took its name from an axe - a Viking artifact. The axe was unearthed from the Bjerringhø mound in Mammen, Denmark. Both sides of the Mammen axe were subtly decorated with different patterns. The axe was a ceremonial weapon dedicated to the deceased inside the burial mound. The deceased was a Viking man whom the archaeologists believed that he was a man of royal status.
Sketch of Viking Mammen axe in both sides
Lions, birds, serpents, and other patterns were featured on the Viking Mammen Style. Like the animal in Jelling style, the Mammen animal's head could be observed in profile and their eyes were either round or almond-shaped. The Mammen animal had no curved lips and he would be entangled with a serpent.
A replica of the lost Cammin Chest, a small late-Viking period golden reliquary in the Mammen style
Vintage Norse Viking Scandinavian Necklace inspired by the Viking Mammen Axe