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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

 
Porcelain hemispherical bowl. Red enamel over felspathic glaze with gilt (kinrande) floral scrolls on the exterior. Underglaze blue chrysanthemum spray and a butterfly in a double ring in the centre of interior and diaper band at the rim. Inscription on base in underglaze blue.

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PDF.548

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Porcelain hemispherical bowl. Red enamel over felspathic glaze with gilt (kinrande) floral scrolls on the exterior. Underglaze blue chrysanthemum spray and a butterfly in a double ring in the centre of interior and diaper band at the rim. Inscription on base in underglaze blue.

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  • Porcelain hemispherical bowl. Red enamel over felspathic glaze with gilt (kinrande) floral scrolls on the exterior. Underglaze blue chrysanthemum spray and a butterfly in a double ring in the centre of interior and diaper band at the rim. Inscription on base in underglaze blue.

    Full: Front

  • Porcelain hemispherical bowl. Red enamel over felspathic glaze with gilt (kinrande) floral scrolls on the exterior. Underglaze blue chrysanthemum spray and a butterfly in a double ring in the centre of interior and diaper band at the rim. Inscription on base in underglaze blue.

    Full: Front