What just happened?

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.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Collection online

Additional options
Production date to

Or search by

Searching...

bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am1987,Q.22

  • Description

    Bowl made of pottery with painted black and red geometric designs on the outside. The base of the bowl is uneven.

  • Ethnic name

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 12 centimetres
    • Diameter: 9.8 centimetres (at mouth)
    • Diameter: 25.3 centimetres (at shoulder)
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    1996-97, London, Museum of Mankind (Room 3), 'Rain: Native American Peoples of the Desert Southwest'

  • Conservation

    See treatments 

    Treatment date

    23 July 1996

    Treatment proposal

    Surface clean illip

    Condition

    Surface dirt

    Treatment details

    Surface cleaned using cotton wool swabs dampened with distilled water on the yellow painted areas only. Black and red pigmented areas found to be fugitive in water and were brushed with a soft brush only. Pencil markings underneath left. Firing crack in base OK

    About these records 

  • Acquisition notes

    Acquisition details unknown. An attached undated note states that this object was "unclaimed for ten yrs".

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am1987,Q.22


Feedback

If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: collectiondatabase@britishmuseum.org 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: ENA21436

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 

Supporters

Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help  

Loading...