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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

    1851,0308.883

  • Description

    A composition with nine nude men, after Parmigianino in reverse; with a man at centre in profile to right, wrestling another over his shoulder, before woodcut. 1733
    Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1733
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

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

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in reverse 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

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition date

    1851

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1851,0308.883


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