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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

 
Mallet-shaped porcelain vase, with a cylindrical neck, a large foot ring formed by a recessed base, and two fish-shaped handles. Decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Conifer sprays on the body, teardrop forms on the shoulder, with a man walking with a stick on one side of the neck, and a woman with a bamboo stick on the other. The base is unglazed.

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Mallet-shaped porcelain vase, with a cylindrical neck, a large foot ring formed by a recessed base, and two fish-shaped handles. Decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Conifer sprays on the body, teardrop forms on the shoulder, with a man walking with a stick on one side of the neck, and a woman with a bamboo stick on the other. The base is unglazed.

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  • Mallet-shaped porcelain vase, with a cylindrical neck, a large foot ring formed by a recessed base, and two fish-shaped handles. Decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Conifer sprays on the body, teardrop forms on the shoulder, with a man walking with a stick on one side of the neck, and a woman with a bamboo stick on the other. The base is unglazed.

    Full: Front

  • Mallet-shaped porcelain vase, with a cylindrical neck, a large foot ring formed by a recessed base, and two fish-shaped handles. Decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Conifer sprays on the body, teardrop forms on the shoulder, with a man walking with a stick on one side of the neck, and a woman with a bamboo stick on the other. The base is unglazed.

    Full: Front