Swedish Knights on wall paintings from the
Church at Södra Råda in Sweden, 1323AD


A larger image of Swedish Knights on wall paintings from the Church at Södra Råda in Sweden.

Photo by Sven Rosborn.

Painting from 1323 in the church of South Råda, Värmland, Sweden, destroyed by fire in 2001.

Södra Råda kyrka was an early 14th-century timbered church in the parish of Södra Råda in Gullspång Municipality, Västra Götaland in Sweden. It was one of the oldest preserved wooden churches in the country. The paintings covering the walls and the trefoil-shaped wooden ceiling of the church were considered one of the best and best-preserved examples of Scandinavian wall-painting from the Middle Ages. The oldest, anonymous, paintings in the chancel dated to 1323. Later paintings in the nave dated from 1493 and were signed by a painter named Amund.



Referenced on p.46 MAA - 396 - Medieval Scandinavian Armies (1): 1100-1300 by David Lindholm and Angus McBride
Detail from a wall-painting in the old wooden church at Södra Råda in Sweden, dating from the late 13th or early 14th century. The figure with the flat-topped 'great helm' and simple heraldic shield wears a coat-of-plates over his hauberk; cf Plate G3.
A detail of small figures on a wall painting from the Church at Södra Råda in Sweden, 1323AD



See also:
Effigy of Nils Jonsson, St Mary's Church, Sigtuna, Uppland, Sweden, 1316
Illuminations from Hardenberg's Codex Norway, early 14th century
Other Illustrations of Scandinavian Costume and Soldiers
Other 14th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers