NationalMuseet

Aurochs Skeleton

Pre-History

The museum has and extensive collection natural and prehistorical artifacts on display. I really loved the aurochs skeleton, standing proudly in the middle of the room. Peat bogs are prevalent in Denmark and readily preserve whatever falls into them. The assembly of artifacts from the nomadic cultures that hunted here lead one after another to the present.


St George and the Dragon

Medieval Collection

The artwork from the early to late Medieval period on exhibit strongly shows the influence of the Church on the country, and conversely, the particular influence of Northern sensibility on sculpture and iconography in Denmark. Rich dark wood carving and monster motifs speak of dark forests and wild coastlines. I was most fascinated by this carving of St George, and it’s particular location in the museum space.


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