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Ingólfur's Scabbard

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Ingólfur's Scabbard
A large bronze statue of Ingólfur Arnarson sits atop a small hilltop park overlooking Reykjavik's harbor. Ingólfur is traditionally considered Iceland's
first permanent settler, in 874. As the story goes, he was exiled from Norway on murder charges, and ultimately decided on Reykjavik's location by
throwing his high-seat pillars (wood posts for his symbolic chieftan's chair) overboard, and letting the gods decide where he'd settle based on
where his slaves ultimately found the pillars washed ashore. (It eventually took the poor slaves 3 years of searching to locate them on a beach!)
I really liked the scabbard design; a wonderfully knotted dragon has caught an eagle by the tongue.

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  Ingólfur Arnarson
Ingólfur Arnarson
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Christopher J. Budny
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    Full view of statue. The scabbard hangs on his left hip (out of sight here.)


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1/19/2013 5:33:33 AM

 
Joy Rector
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love the detail


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1/19/2013 5:37:48 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Beautiful detail, Chris.


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1/19/2013 5:52:09 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Wow, incredible image and statue!


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1/19/2013 8:24:44 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Amazing details!!! Wonderful image!


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1/19/2013 11:03:13 AM

 
Carol L. Quina
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I like the details that the close crop affords!


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1/19/2013 6:30:40 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much!


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1/20/2013 5:27:19 AM

 
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