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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.

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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0822.2619

  • Description

    Two Cornish men wrestling, one, with a cockerel pictured on the back of his coat, grabbing the other by the collar of his jacket, a large crowd of rustic men gathered around the ring and watching with interest, some seated on a bench, a tavern with a sign with wrestlers beyond, flags flying from the covered stand behind; illustration to the unpublished "Herbet Letters" (1824)
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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1824
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 202 millimetres
    • Width: 126 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with "Geo.e Cruikshank fec"
  • Bibliography

    • Reid 5120 bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XIXc Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Herbert Letters (Unpublished)
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0822.2619


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