Northumbrian ThengJórvík, 866
28.00€ (23.14€ without tax )
Sculpture: Paul Deheleanu
Painting: Fernando Ruiz
Number of parts of the kit: 3
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BUYING THIS BUST:
– The defiant and noble attitude of this bust is incredibly cool.
– The detailing level of this Paul Deheleanu’s sculpture is really nice, with lots of textures and details to work on.
– It allows a lot of room for interpretation for painting.
– Our signature resin quality allows you to get the figure clean and ready in almost no time, so you may invest your precious free time in what really matters: painting and having fun.
The Vikings were a Northern European folk of Germanic origin that lived in the area that today is Scandinavia. Raiders and traders, their highly developed seafaring skills allowed them to navigate all the seas and main rivers of Western Europe, influencing greatly in the destiny of several nations like Great Britain or France in what became known as “The Viking Era”.
One of the first parts they started visiting very early in this period was the Northern lands of England, where they even established the Kingdom of Jórvík, centered in the old city that is the actual York, at the expense of the previous Kingdom of Northumbria. The chronicles of this period are somewhat obscure, but it seems that the start of this Norse kingdom dates from 865 when the Great Heathen Army commanded by the sons of Ragnar Lodbrok invaded England from the North.
The city of York was already an important center of activity in Northern England and hosted a garrison that had to confront the Viking invaders. The Thengs were men who held lands from the king or a nobleman in exchange for military service. Towards the VII and VIII centuries, they normally were officers that acted in the name of the king.
For our bust, we have depicted a noble warrior, equipped with the worldwide famous Coppergate Helmet that was found in York and dates from this period.