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References to Painted Shields "Norse-Icelandic literature mentions shield paintings which inspired Bragi, a ninth century Norwegian Poet.  The Story of Thor's fishing expedition is reputed to have been painted on shields and carved in the Halls of Iceland. -  Leather and wood decoration may not be unusual on shields. Painting on the front of the board may well have served the dual function of decoration and identification. However, painting is extremely difficult to prove in the…

References to Painted Shields "Norse-Icelandic literature mentions shield paintings which inspired Bragi, a ninth century Norwegian Poet. The Story of Thor's fishing expedition is reputed to have been painted on shields and carved in the Halls of Iceland

Viking round shield: The sagas specifically mention linden wood for shield construction, although finds from graves shows mostly other timbers, such as fir, alder and poplar. These timbers are not very dense and are light in the hand. The size was usually 75 – 90 cm in diameter. (9th-century wooden shield)

Viking round shields: The sagas specifically mention linden wood for shield construction, although finds from graves shows mostly other timbers, such as fir, alder and poplar. These timbers are not very dense and are light in the hand, they were often rei