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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

    1951,0714.13

  • Description

    Isadora Duncan's three child dancers; leaping to left together, each with their left leg stretched out in front and arms raised above their heads Pen and black ink

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1884-1951
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 218 millimetres
    • Width: 292 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

    1951,0714.13

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