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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

    1882,0812.220

  • Description

    Rural workers merry-making outside an inn in a very poor state of repair. A couple dances to a man playing bagpipes at centre and another at his feet who plays a rumble-pot. General merriment takes place with figures eating and drinking, a man seated at left foreground holds a baby on a potty whilst another nearby vomits Pen and brown ink, on vellum

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1634 (fl.circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 368 millimetres
    • Width: 327 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed
  • Bibliography

    • Hind 3 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Dutch Roy Vellum XVIIc

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1882

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1882,0812.220

A group of peasants merry-making outside a cottage; a man playing bagpipes at centre and a couple dancing at r, figures eating and drinking, a man seated at left foreground holding a baby, another at centre vomiting
Pen and brown ink, on vellum

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A group of peasants merry-making outside a cottage; a man playing bagpipes at centre and a couple dancing at r, figures eating and drinking, a man seated at left foreground holding a baby, another at centre vomiting Pen and brown ink, on vellum

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