What just happened?

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.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Collection online

Additional options
Production date to

Or search by

Searching...

tile

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1980,0307.9.a

  • Description

    Four earthenware tiles, dust-pressed red body inlaid with buff and glazed yellow; forming a four-tile motif of a central rosette within a circle, with a trefoil and ribbon design. Mounted in a wooden frame with twelve other tiles. Maker's mark hidden by mount.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1850-1860
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 10.5 centimetres
    • Width: 10.5 centimetres
    • Length: 46 centimetres (whole panel)
    • Width: 46 centimetres (whole panel)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Comment

        hidden by mount
  • Curator's comments

    Mounted with 1980,0307.9.b-f

  • Condition

    Glaze much worn on some tiles.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1980

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1980,0307.9.a

Four earthenware tiles, dust-pressed red body inlaid with buff and glazed yellow; forming a four-tile motif of a central rosette within a circle, with a trefoil and ribbon design.  Mounted in a wooden frame with twelve other tiles.  Maker's mark hidden by mount.

Recommend


Feedback

If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: collectiondatabase@britishmuseum.org 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: MCT7026

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 

Supporters

Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help  

Loading...