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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

    1907,0531,0.557

  • Description

    Woodblock print. Popular culture. Woman holding a box and hiding her mouth with her sleeve.Poem.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1760-1849 (artist)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Comment

        Saki no Sori Hokusai
  • Bibliography

    • Binyon 1916 26 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1907

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1907,0531,0.557

  • Additional IDs

    • B26

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