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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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  • Description

    Drawing; several diagrams of hand movements associated with a dance. 1954.
    Pigment ink and graphite.

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1954
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 27.5 centimetres
    • Width: 13 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        in the drawing
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Comment

        black ink, handwritten
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        label with drawing
      • Inscription Content

        N. SANDWITH 8
      • Inscription Comment

  • Condition

    Masking tape around the image.

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  • Acquisition notes

    Miss Noelle Sandwith donated a collection of 65 drawings, eleven framed paintings, a collection of prints and negatives, and a manuscript entitled "Wide-eyed in Tonga".

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

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  • Additional IDs

    • 8 (Sandwith reference number)
Drawing; several diagrams of hand movements associated with a dance. 1954.
Pigment ink and graphite.



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