This vintage Danish Modern Viking figure, with copper shield and woolen tunic, was a souvenir from Jelling, in Jutland, a UNESCO world heritage site filled with thousand year old Viking rune stones and burial mounds. While there are lots of Scandinavian wooden Viking figures out there, I must say that I have yet to come across another who looks so kind, happy, and decidedly non-fierce; really, he seems like he just wants to make friends! He's also got a pretty great ombré, red to black, visible from the back view. He'd be excellent stuck to the car dashboard as a good luck talisman!
Very good condition, with patina to copper and minor cracking of wood (visible in face) consistent with age and adding character! 6"x2"x1". (Orange bowl/base pictured in first photo not included!)