HUGINN & MUNINN (MAMMEN AXE) ARTPRINTFebruary 21, 2021
Runestone “Cammin casket”February 22, 2021
Rock made in collaboration with Runestone creation, it is a unique handmade piece, it measures approximately 8.6x3x1 inn and weighs approximately 2 lb.
The design was originally found on the Suontaka sword, which was found in a woman’s grave in Tyrväntö, Finland, in 1968.
The tomb is known to date from approximately 1030 AD. and the sword was probably in use in the 10th century. The sword was made with hilt and grip entirely in hollow cast bronze.
The sword blade contains the texts + NMIN + and + NIOIN +, which may be variations of the text “in the name of god”.
The sword is considered a unique work of art for the time.
The tomb where the sword was found also included a complete set of jewelry and another sword and other miscellaneous items.
The village of Suontaka is located in Häme, Finland. This area of Häme is known for its numerous sword finds.
The period during which the sword was in use was a prosperous but violent period in the Häme region.
The original sword is on display in the National Museum of Finland.