Game of Thrones shield artwork displayed in Dubai

Game of Thrones & Star Wars Exhibition

Emirati artists have been giving their own interpretations of characters from TV’s hit show Game of Thrones with textured impressions displayed on real-life warrior shields.

Currently on display in Dubai Mall the likenesses of fan favourites such as Danaerys Targaryen and Tyrion Lannister are proving a hit with visitors.

The 20 metallic shields on which the designs are printed are the creation of Dubai blacksmith Oddvar Lonnerkrantz – a man who is the direct descendant of the last Viking king of Denmark, Sven Estridsen.

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“They asked me to create proper metallic shields, not just props” said Lonnerkrantz who drew up his designs after studying artefacts from museums.

The exhibits in the display – called Game of Arts –  will be sold at a silent auction to raise funds for Super Hope UAE, which supports children with life threatening conditions.

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