Åsmund Kåresson från Medelpad
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Åsmund Kåresson is one of our greatest rune stone makers. His ornographic stile was copied by other rune writers. Åsmund also made many stones, around 60. Many scientists took för granted Åsmund was from Uppland, but not Magnus Källström. He saw liknesses in a rune stone from Medelpad, M5, and one from Uppland, U372, dedicated to Åsmund.
This essey tries to complement Källströms statement. The rune stone M5 is compared with U372, and since neither one is signed, with U956.
As one more attempt to prove Källström being right, I tried to put all Åsmunds stones in right decade, with Gräslunds method. As far I as am concerned, M5 and the stones signed by Åsmund is Gästrikland, is clearly older, than many stones signed/dedicated to Åsmund Kåresson in Uppland.
The stones in Gästrikland are so huge and monumental, I asked myself why many Upplandic stones of Åsmund – especially the earlier - was so much simplier. My explaination is, that Åsmund carved runstones as proffessional, and since he was not known i Uppland, he first had to make himslef a namn. Then he could do his big, beautiful, wellcarved and artistic stones, because someone was intrerested in paying him.
This - I mean - is another thing, that indicates what Magnus Källström assumed is right: Åsmund Kåresson is from Medelpad, learned to carve in
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 43 p.
Åsmund, Kåresson, Osmund, runor, rista, ornamentik, Attmar, Gästrikland, Uppland, Gräslunds dateringmetod, rundjur, åldersbestämda
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-54231OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-54231DiVA: diva2:516794
Subject / course
Ramqvist, Per H, professor
Ramqvist, Per, professor
En arkeologisk uppsats om den store runristaren med sin egna stil2012-10-102012-04-192012-10-10Bibliographically approved