NORWEGIAN BIRCHWOOD CALENDAR CLOG 2

MS 2222/3
MS Short Title NORWEGIAN BIRCHWOOD CALENDAR CLOG 2
Text CALENDAR WITH WEEKDAYS AND FEASTDAYS
Description MS in Norwegian on birch wood, Norway, 1647, 1 2-sided clog with round handle, 5x113x3 cm, originally 5x128 cm, (4x93 cm, originally 4x108 cm), 4 long lines in runes from the younger futhark, 44 feastday symbols, the 2 narrow sides filled with ownership initials and years, handle woodcarved in knotwork design.
Provenance 1. PA Sønn & M.F.Sønn & NM Datter, Norway (1647); 2. P.I. Sønn, Norway (1668); 3. PI Sønn, H.M. Sønn & IM Sønn & IM Sønn & PM Sønn & KI Datter & MI Sønn & IE Sønn, Norway (1669); 4. MP Sønn & AL Datter & OP sønn & KI Datter & OP sønn, Norway (1708); 5. I.I. sønn, Norway (1715); 6. HI Sønn & OM sønn & PM sønn, Norway (1723); 7. RMSønn, Norway (1727); 8. Kaare Berntsen Sr. Collection, Oslo; 9. Kaare Berntsen Jr. Collection, Oslo; 10. Kaare Herskedal, Oslo.
Commentary The feastday symbols point to a Norwegian origin. The 2 St. Olav axes, 29 July and 3 August, which represent the most conclusive evidence of Norwegian origin, would have been at the missing part of the clog. Runes are normally used for weekdays and golden numbers in Swedish calendars. In Norway they occur rarely.
Place of origin Norway
Dates 1647 AD

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