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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.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 
Register 1953
Water vessel made of boxwood bark sewn with cane grass and the seams are covered with gum. The vessel is caulked with spinifex wax and has a string handle. Red and white.

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Oc1953,03.6

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Register 1953 Water vessel made of boxwood bark sewn with cane grass and the seams are covered with gum. The vessel is caulked with spinifex wax and has a string handle. Red and white.

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  • Register 1953
Water vessel made of boxwood bark sewn with cane grass and the seams are covered with gum. The vessel is caulked with spinifex wax and has a string handle. Red and white.

    Full: Front

  • Register 1953
Water vessel made of boxwood bark sewn with cane grass and the seams are covered with gum. The vessel is caulked with spinifex wax and has a string handle. Red and white.

    Full: Underside

  • Register 1953
Water vessel made of boxwood bark sewn with cane grass and the seams are covered with gum. The vessel is caulked with spinifex wax and has a string handle. Red and white.

    Full: Front

  • Register 1953
Water vessel made of boxwood bark sewn with cane grass and the seams are covered with gum. The vessel is caulked with spinifex wax and has a string handle. Red and white.

    Full: Front

  • Register 1953
Water vessel made of boxwood bark sewn with cane grass and the seams are covered with gum. The vessel is caulked with spinifex wax and has a string handle. Red and white. 10.2.11

    Full: Front

  • Register 1953
Water vessel made of boxwood bark sewn with cane grass and the seams are covered with gum. The vessel is caulked with spinifex wax and has a string handle. Red and white.  View from bottom 10.2.11

    Full: Front

  • Register 1953
Water vessel made of boxwood bark sewn with cane grass and the seams are covered with gum. The vessel is caulked with spinifex wax and has a string handle. Red and white. 10.2.11

    Full: Front

  • Register 1953
Water vessel made of boxwood bark sewn with cane grass and the seams are covered with gum. The vessel is caulked with spinifex wax and has a string handle. Red and white. 10.2.11

    Full: Front

  • Register 1953
Water vessel made of boxwood bark sewn with cane grass and the seams are covered with gum. The vessel is caulked with spinifex wax and has a string handle. Red and white.  View from above after repairs to strings 10.2.11

    Full: Front

  • Register 1953
Water vessel made of boxwood bark sewn with cane grass and the seams are covered with gum. The vessel is caulked with spinifex wax and has a string handle. Red and white.  Detail of repairs to strings after conservation 10.2.11

    Full: Front

  • Register 1953
Water vessel made of boxwood bark sewn with cane grass and the seams are covered with gum. The vessel is caulked with spinifex wax and has a string handle. Red and white.  Detail of repairs to strings after conservation 10.2.11

    Full: Front