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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

    1999,0301.3

  • Description

    Set of Hikochi Shozoku fireman's costume of resist-dyed cotton.

  • Culture/period

  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 92 centimetres (jacket)
    • Width: 119 millimetres (jacket)
    • Height: 51 centimetres (hood)
    • Width: 35 centimetres (hood)
    • Length: 72 centimetres (cord joining the two gloves)
    • Length: 45 centimetres (each glove)
    • Width: 20 centimetres (width of each glove)
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    'Indigo': Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester 20 Jan 2007-15 Apr 2007
    'Indigo': Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery 19 May 2007-1 Sep 2007
    'Indigo': Brighton Museum and Art Gallery 29 Sep 2007-06 Jan 2008

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1999

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1999,0301.3


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