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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

 
Cylindrical porcelain incense vase (or censer) on three feet decorated in underglaze colbalt blue. Three panels against a fretwork background; two panels show a man resting on a pile of books, the third a gentleman in a garden setting. Flower sprays and dentil motifs at the mouthrim, above a band of the Eight Trigrams in reserve against a chevron patterned background. Abstract cloud on each foot.

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Cylindrical porcelain incense vase (or censer) on three feet decorated in underglaze colbalt blue. Three panels against a fretwork background; two panels show a man resting on a pile of books, the third a gentleman in a garden setting. Flower sprays and dentil motifs at the mouthrim, above a band of the Eight Trigrams in reserve against a chevron patterned background. Abstract cloud on each foot.

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  • Cylindrical porcelain incense vase (or censer) on three feet decorated in underglaze colbalt blue. Three panels against a fretwork background; two panels show a man resting on a pile of books, the third a gentleman in a garden setting. Flower sprays and dentil motifs at the mouthrim, above a band of the Eight Trigrams in reserve against a chevron patterned background. Abstract cloud on each foot.

    Full: Front

  • Cylindrical porcelain incense vase (or censer) on three feet decorated in underglaze colbalt blue. Three panels against a fretwork background; two panels show a man resting on a pile of books, the third a gentleman in a garden setting. Flower sprays and dentil motifs at the mouthrim, above a band of the Eight Trigrams in reserve against a chevron patterned background. Abstract cloud on each foot.

    Full: Front