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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

 
Globular porcelain bottle with long slightly expanding neck and straight mouth rim. Iron red enamel over a plain felspathic glaze. Traces of a gilt design of a bird on a peony branch, chrysanthemums, two butterflies and a bird in flight. Numerous pin-holes on the plain felspathic glazed base.

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Globular porcelain bottle with long slightly expanding neck and straight mouth rim. Iron red enamel over a plain felspathic glaze. Traces of a gilt design of a bird on a peony branch, chrysanthemums, two butterflies and a bird in flight. Numerous pin-holes on the plain felspathic glazed base.

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  • Globular porcelain bottle with long slightly expanding neck and straight mouth rim. Iron red enamel over a plain felspathic glaze. Traces of a gilt design of a bird on a peony branch, chrysanthemums, two butterflies and a bird in flight. Numerous pin-holes on the plain felspathic glazed base.

    Full: Front

  • Globular porcelain bottle with long slightly expanding neck and straight mouth rim. Iron red enamel over a plain felspathic glaze. Traces of a gilt design of a bird on a peony branch, chrysanthemums, two butterflies and a bird in flight. Numerous pin-holes on the plain felspathic glazed base.

    Full: Front