Rán Norse Goddess of the Sea Ale Bowl by Philip Holtegaard


This is an Embellishment exhibit piece. Available to pick up or have shipped after January 5, 2024.

Artist Statement: Rán is a goddess from Norse mythology embodying the sea and other bodies of water. She is known to cause misfortune; shipwrecks, storms, and strong waves. She is depicted as a beautiful mermaid who lures sailors to the sea. When she lures the sailors into the water, her appearance changes and she reveals sharp pointed teeth and clawed fingers before the sailors meet their doom. She is also known to capture sailors with her fishing net and drown them. Vikings learned to bring gold with them or another offering as tribute to Rán to secure a safe passage when crossing the sea.

I embellished this piece with wood burned accents. I made the burning tip for the tail scales myself. I had a small timber framing business for 25 years. Since stepping away from the framing business, I've started woodcarving in the Norwegian tradition, specializing in ale bowls. Artist

Dimensions: h 6” x w 6” x L 16” x d 4”

Materials: basswood

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If shipping is requested, we will contact you in January with an additional shipping charge.

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