SWEDISH BIRCHWOOD CALENDAR CLOG 1

MS 2222/2
MS Short Title SWEDISH BIRCHWOOD CALENDAR CLOG 1
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  1. CALENDAR WITH WEEKDAYS, FEASTDAYS AND GOLDEN NUMBERS
  2. FUTHARK (RUNIC ABECEDARY)
Description MS in Swedish on birch wood, Linköping stift, Sweden, ca. 1590-1620, 1 septagonal clog with round handle and iron shoe at the end, runes from the younger futhark, 46 feastday symbols, including the 2 St. Olav axes, marked S.L.
Context A similar clog of the same origin is in Poznan, Poland: National Museum.
Provenance 1. S.L. (17th c.); 2. Bjørn Smith, Oslo.
Commentary The 2 St. Olav axes, 29 July and 3 August, represent normally the most conclusive evidence of Norwegian origin. Runes are normally used for weekdays and golden numbers in Swedish calendars. In Norway they occur rarely.
Published Tadeusz Wojciech Lange: To skandinaviske evighetskalendere i samlingen til Det etnografiske museet i Poznan, pp. 53-54, in: University of Poznan. Folia Scandinavica posnaniensia, vol 10. Poznan 2009.
Place of origin Sweden
Dates 1590-1620

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