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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 jar made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi), decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. A dragon rising from the waves round the bottom to meet another among the clouds on the upper part. Mark on base.

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Globular jar made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi), decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. A dragon rising from the waves round the bottom to meet another among the clouds on the upper part. Mark on base.

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  • Globular jar made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi), decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. A dragon rising from the waves round the bottom to meet another among the clouds on the upper part. Mark on base.

    Full: Front

  • Globular jar made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi), decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. A dragon rising from the waves round the bottom to meet another among the clouds on the upper part. Mark on base.

    Full: Front