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Odin
  • TitleOdin
  • Technique/ MaterialCarrara marble
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h) 312 cm
    (h x b x dj) x 175 x 89 cm
    (massa) 3055 kg
  • DatingMade 1830
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Bengt Erland Fogelberg, Swedish, born 1786, dead 1854
  • CategorySculpture
  • ClassificationSkulptur
  • Geographical originSweden
  • Inventory No.NMSk 392
  • AcquisitionGift of Carl XV 1865
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1280 The Sculpture Courtyard
  • Description
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    Odin was the most powerful god in Norse mythology. Sculptor Bengt Erland Fogelberg combined the antique Jupiter of Otricoli (in the Vatican) with Roman representations of Germanic warriors. Odin with Hugin (thought) and Munin (memory) on his helmet became a mixture of classic and Norse ideals. Karl XIV Johan, who ordered the sculpture, had just like Odin come to the land of the Æsir to become its ruler.