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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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  • Museum number

    1923,0314.55.CR

  • Description

    Figure group of a boy and girl dancing with arms intertwined behind their backs, hard-paste porcelain, moulded, painted in enamel colours and gilt. The girl wears a yellow bodice and a purple checked overskirt; the boy, who is supported by a tree-trunk, wears striped breeches and long coat of orange and white stripes with black and gilt wavy line over a blue shirt with stylised flowers in a darker blue. The base is hollow with an oblong hole. Marked.

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  • School/style

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 14.3 centimetres
    • Length: 10.2 centimetres
    • Width: 7.5 centimetres (max)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        top of base
      • Inscription Content

        C66
      • Inscription Comment

        incised
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        base
      • Inscription Content

        LO
      • Inscription Comment

        gilt
  • Curator's comments

    Pair with 1923,0314.54

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1923

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1923,0314.55.CR

Figure group of a boy and girl dancing with arms intertwined behind their backs, hard-paste porcelain, moulded, painted in enamel colours and gilt. The girl wears a yellow bodice and a purple checked overskirt; the boy, who is supported by a tree-trunk, wears striped breeches and long coat of orange and white stripes with black and gilt wavy line over a blue shirt with stylised flowers in a darker blue. The base is hollow with an oblong hole. Marked.

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