Vasa was decorated with several hundred sculptures and they were painted in bright colors. Now it´s your turn to decide which colors they should have.

The sculptures were not only decoration, they should also describe the country the ship came from, how powerful the country and the king was. After several hundred years on the seabed the colors have disappeared from the sculptures, but by a great detective work, we now know how the sculptures probably looked. Gold, red, blue and green are some of the colors that the sculptures might have been painted in. But now it´s your turn to decide, which color do you choose?
The drawings are made by Ulrika Wolff.

Color a Sea God

This is the Sea God Proteus. He can transform himself into different things. Here he is a bird.

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Color the coat of arms

The coat of arms shows which country and royal family the ship belonged to.

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Color a monster

This monster is called a grotesque. They were very modern in the 17th century.

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Color a mermaid

The sculptures are on the outside of the ship, but not the mermaid. She may have been inside the ship .

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Color a king

The king as the strong warrior. It was the king, Gustav II Adolf, who decided to build Vasa.

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Color a lion

You can see the lion on Vasa´s gunports. The figurehead is also a lion.

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