The Urnes style of Viking art dates from 1050 to the 12th century. It featured elegant, schematic forms of animals, dragons, and beasts. Animals are portrayed with tapered anatomical features and in regal stances with swooping, symmetrical, and interlaced designs. As Christianity grew, there was an increased esteem for this style across mainland Scandinavia in this era. Surviving examples of it can be seen on architecture and runestones, some with both pagan and Christian iconography.