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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1943,1211.287

  • Description

    A fair ground in front of a church, clowns dancing past tents towards the left, a drummer approaching the viewer in the right foreground, past three men who sit on the ground, backs to the viewer, in the centre, a ring-master attracting attention to a wrestling match taking place in a ring on a high stage to right, spectators sitting and standing all around; engraver's proof.
    Drypoint with surface tone

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1880-1943
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 257 millimetres
    • Width: 365 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed in blue crayon on the recto by the engraver; annotated by him 'No I' and in pencil 'I. point only'.
  • Location

    British XIXc Unmounted Imp

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1943

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1943,1211.287

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