Rurik, Prince of Holmgard, 862

37.19 VAT tax only applies to EU customers and it may vary depending on the tax percentage of each destination country

Sculpture: Yury Serebryakov
Painting: Fernando Ruiz
Material: Resin
Number of parts of the kit: 4
Scale: 1/12
Check the parts of the kit

Download the boxart’s high resolution pictures

In stock

SKU: MHB00007 Categories: ,

According to some medieval chronicles, the Rus were a folk of Varangian Vikings who migrated from Scandinavia to the southeastern European mainland and later moved even more to the south, where they would create the medieval state of Kiev.

One of the leaders of this group of explorers and adventurers was Rurik, who established with his people in the Ladoga Lake area around 862. They founded the Holmgard settlement that, in turn, would become the city of Novgorod, the capital of the prosperous Republic of Novgorod. This kingdom was of capital importance in the history of Russia and the dynasty founded by Rurik stretched its lineage to the later Grand Duchy of Moscow and the Tsars.

Our bust portrays one of the fierce Varangian Vikings of these days, holding an emblematic sword of Scandinavian or Merovingian style and incorporating some subtle but characteristic eastern Slavic details, like the hairdo or the shirt decorative trimming.

Note: This is a resin miniature kit that requires assembly and painting.