Nesjar Monument placed on the sea side in Helgeroa/Larvik 2016.
Commission for art from Brunales Historielag and the Larvik Kommune
Sculpture M.Kuhn, Concept C.Dingens
The Nesjar monument in Helgeroa was created on behalf of Nesjar 2016 for the 1000th anniversary of the battle of Nesjar on Palm Sunday 25 March 1016. The Battle of Nesjar is regarded as one of the most decisive naval battles in Norwegian history. This laid the foundation for a structured state in Norway and the introduction of Christianity.
From the concept: "Nesjar 2016"The Battle of Nesjar which took place in 1016 is considered one of the most decisive sea battles in the Viking Age. Here Olav Haraldsson (later Olav the Holy) won over Svein Jarl. Olav's victory meant that he, as the first king since Harald Hårfagre, managed to get dominion over the whole of Norway This was an important step towards the Christianization of the country, which marks the end of the Viking Age and the beginning of the Middle Ages. The battle that Olav Haraldsson won at Nesjar on the coast outside Brunlanes plays a decisive role in Norwegian history and left a lasting mark on Norwegian cultural history, its political and social development for centuries to come. According to the saga, Olav Haraldsson erects a large cross on the coast near Helgeroa to symbolize the introduction and observance of Christianity in Norway. This clear demonstration of Christian faith was probably visible both on land and water as a symbol and landmark.
Nesjar monument In 2016, this historic event, the "Battle of Nesjar" in 1016, celebrates its thousandth anniversary and art was commissioned to create a monument that will visually document and commemorate this battle and at the same time convey its national significance for Norway. The memorial should attract attention, mark the place, transport content and represent Nordic culture."
depth: 150 cm, width: 350 cm, height: 850 cm
length: 500 cm, width: 200 cm, height: 100 cm