Medieval wood carvings, Acanthus, Stave Church Portal, Norway

Norwegian wood carving, probably from one of the Stave Churches or from one of the Viking ships.

Inchbrayock (Inchbraoch) Stone. Pictish picture stone, Scotland

Inchbrayock stone, back view, Montrose Museum, Angus, Scotland. The stone was found in the burial-ground of St Braoch's Church.

Viking picture stone by mararie, via Flickr

Viking picture stone ~ The Vikings were the Scandinavian seafarers, warriors, and pirates who raided and colonized wide areas of Europe from the to the century.

Runestone

I remember trying to copy this with a dremel onto a support stone left over from the old house we tore down.

Restored replica of the Hilton of Cadboll Stone; details on the original stone, especially of the Pictish Queen and her huntsmen, are much more weathered.  The Hilton of Cadboll Stone is a Class II Pictish stone discovered at Hilton of Cadboll, on the Tarbat Peninsula in Easter Ross, Scotland.   It is one of the most magnificent of all Pictish cross-slabs. On the seaward-facing side is a Christian cross, and on the landward facing side are secular depictions.

Hilton of Cadboll Stone The Hilton of Cadboll Stone is a Class II Pictish stone discovered at Hilton of Cadboll, on the Tarbat Peninsula in Easter Ross, Scotland. It is one of the most magnificent of all Pictish cross-slabs. On the seaward-facing side

Rune stone.

Lillbjars, Sweden - stone dates back to the Century. The runic inscription on its back translates as 'venture forth, safe from harm'.

Aberlemno Pictish stone (Scotland)

Aberlemno Pictish stone, Angus, is found in the Kirkyard, 300 yards south of the roadside stones.

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