From 2003 to 2006 Royal Copenhagen published a figurine series of Vikings in porcelain. Each year a girl and a boy were launched in the series, so in total there are eight small Viking figurines.
Royal Copenhagen Annual Viking figurines
The Nordic Vikings are famous (and infamous) worldwide. The Viking Age ran from 800-1050 and have had an enormous impact on Denmark.
The artist Sven Vestergaard designed the Royal Copenhagen figurines of Vikings. The first two figures depicting Hjalte, who is in the process of engraving signs of a stone, and Freya, who has a fine Viking shield, a bow and a cat at her side. Both Hjalte and Freya are old Viking names that have been popular names in the recent years too.
In 2004, the Annual Vikings from Royal Copenhagen depicts Bjarke who drinks from a horn, and Thora, standing with a goose at her side.
Royal Copenhagen Annual Vikings from 2005 shows Nanna about to beat the drum and Gorm with lyre and a rooster at the base.
The last two figurines of the Annual Viking series from Royal Copenhagen depict Kraka with sword and shield, and Harald with ax and shield.
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