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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

    A composition with nine nude men, after Parmigianino; with a man at centre in profile to left, wrestling another over his shoulder; state with thin frame. 1733
    Etching printed in dark brown ink, with woodcut from one block in brown

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  • Date

    • 1733
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 187 millimetres
    • Width: 250 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered within image at bottom with production detail: "Parm.sa. in.", "Stephn Slaughter. f. 1733", two-line of dedication in English from Slaughter to Dr Hickman beginning: "After an [...]" ending: "[...] Slaughter."
  • Curator's comments

    See 1947,1108.3 for comment.

  • Location

    British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy

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    Prints & Drawings

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