Ships on Bronzes. A Study in Bronze Age Religion and Iconography 1-2, 2 Vol.
Flemming Kaul. Ships on Bronzes. A Study in Bronze Age Religion and Iconography 1-2. Publications from the National Museum, Vol. 3. 463 pages, llustrated
The publication consists of 2 volumes, one a catalogue of Danish Finds, one a text book, and offers a full survey of all ship renderings on bronze objects (razors, knives and necklaces) from the Danish Bronze Age. The work includes analysis of the large body of iconographic material and comparisons with ship-renderings on stone. In no other period of Nordic prehistory did the ship as symbol have such importance, being the paramount symbol of everything powerful and sacred. The book opens up to the fascinating religious world of the Bronze Age.