Man Knows Little handcarved jawbone , Famous Oseberg Ship Inscription


These hand crafted viking bone runes are made from the jaw of a Coyote.

This inscription is younger futhark and was hand carved on the famous Oseberg ship which is considered to be the wealthiest viking age grave uncovered yet.

The carving directly translates to "man knows little" which has inspired a lot of debates on what the intention of this carving was, perhaps a warning? perhaps it had to do with afterlife..

Around 5 and 1/2 inches long.

Real bone.

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Beautiful work! My boyfriend will love this gift

Very fast shipping and high quality item! I was blown away from its beauty. Historically accurate and hardy. Am looking to get a tattoo of this runic carving after wearing it around and really feeling the power behind the statement, “Man knows little”. Man really does know so little! And if the Vikings knew it all those years ago, there is absolutely something powerful behind admitting you know nothing. It opens up the intention of gaining wisdom with every experience, and wisdom is my life’s priority. Thank you for supplying such beautiful ritual items! I will be back.

So beautiful. Very understanding and helpful. Fast shipping. 🖤

A unique item from a great seller. Fast processing and delivery, a quality product and professional servive; exactly what Iike about LykosLeather. Highly recommended

Perfect altar piece. Anyone who works with the Runes enough knows just how true the maxim "Man Knows Little" really is.

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