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Magical patterns?

Incised decoration can be seen on amber jewellery and personal objects like bone knives and antler axes. Some patterns are deeply cut into the material and must have aroused feelings of admiration and wonder. Other patterns are so faint in appearance that only the object’s owner knew they were there. The ornamentation may have functioned by magically protecting the object and its owner.

Magical patterns?
Apparently these antler axes are battle axes, which may also have had a magical or ritual function. The decoration was not made at one time; often a number of motifs were added along the way. Some motifs were rubbed off and later replaced with new ones.
Magical patterns?
You can see the decorated amber bear from Resen Mose in the exhibition about Danish Prehistory.
Magical patterns?
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