Skiing Birchlegs Crossing the Mountain with the Royal Child.

Artist: Knud Bergslien (1827-1908)
Title: Skiing Birchlegs Crossing the Mountain with the Royal Child.
Depiction of Birkebeiner skiers carrying Prince Haakon to safety during the winter of 1206 has become a national Norwegian icon. The prince grew up to be King Haakon IV whose reign marked the end of the period known as the Civil war era in Norway.
Source: Birkebeinerne på Ski over Fjeldet med Kongsbarnet. The Ski Museum. Holmenkollen, Oslo, Norway.

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