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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

    1951,0714.9

  • Description

    Isadora Duncan dancing, hands cupped; whole-length, in profile to right, barefoot, wearing a short floating dress, leaping from left leg with right leg raised in front, arms outstretched above and hands cupped Pen and black ink

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1884-1951
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 363 millimetres
    • Width: 255 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed
  • Location

    French Roy XXc

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1951

  • Acquisition notes

    This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1951,0714.9

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