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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

 
Brush with porcelain handle. Small knob and a long handle widening into a round end where the brush is inserted. Decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Chrysanthemum, peony and lotus scrolls, reserved in white against a clear blue ground, and a scroll band with two white ogival panels containing blue five-clawed dragons. Mark on handle.

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Brush with porcelain handle. Small knob and a long handle widening into a round end where the brush is inserted. Decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Chrysanthemum, peony and lotus scrolls, reserved in white against a clear blue ground, and a scroll band with two white ogival panels containing blue five-clawed dragons. Mark on handle.

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