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Title

Hild

EDITION

Unique

dimensions

H 42 cm W 100 cm D 18 cm

Material

Blown & cut glass with oak & silver

price

£ 20700

about

Hild from the Glasskibe Collection. The title explained by the artists;

"Hild (Hildr means battle). Hild is a “valkyrie”. Valkyries were generally associated with battle, and this association is further emphasized by her name. The valkyries were a group of female deities who on Odin’s command chose the warriors to fall in battle. The valkyries also escorted the fallen warriors to Valhal. They were portrayed as riders with spears and helmets; able to ride through the air and across the sea".

The Danish town of Hundested is steeped in maritime history and richly from the Viking Age. It is the majestic imagery of the Viking ships passing that has inspired two of the harbour’s contemporary craft companies; cabinetmakers Egeværk and glass artists Backhaus & Brown. These two award-winning workshops have combined their masterful crafts in an innovative collaboration; namely a series of sculptures named "Glasskibe" – Viking ships in hand blown glass and carved oak.

Backhaus & Brown and Egeværk

Hild