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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

 
Porcelain bowl with flaring sides and deep foot, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Squared spirals at foot and rim, with separated lotus petals on the lower part of the body. Medallion on inside centre surrounded by flower heads and an arabesque band.

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Porcelain bowl with flaring sides and deep foot, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Squared spirals at foot and rim, with separated lotus petals on the lower part of the body. Medallion on inside centre surrounded by flower heads and an arabesque band.

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  • Porcelain bowl with flaring sides and deep foot, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Squared spirals at foot and rim, with separated lotus petals on the lower part of the body. Medallion on inside centre surrounded by flower heads and an arabesque band.

    Full: Front

  • Porcelain bowl with flaring sides and deep foot.  There are squared spirals at the foot and the rim, separated lotus petals on the lower part of the body, and a medallion surrounded by flower heads and an arabesque band in the centre of the interior.

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  • Porcelain bowl with flaring sides and deep foot, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Squared spirals at foot and rim, with separated lotus petals on the lower part of the body. Medallion on inside centre surrounded by flower heads and an arabesque band.

    Full: Front

  • Porcelain bowl with flaring sides and deep foot, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Squared spirals at foot and rim, with separated lotus petals on the lower part of the body. Medallion on inside centre surrounded by flower heads and an arabesque band.

    Full: Front

  • Porcelain bowl with flaring sides and deep foot.  There are squared spirals at the foot and the rim, separated lotus petals on the lower part of the body, and a medallion surrounded by flower heads and an arabesque band in the centre of the interior.

    Full: Front

  • Porcelain bowl with flaring sides and deep foot.  There are squared spirals at the foot and the rim, separated lotus petals on the lower part of the body, and a medallion surrounded by flower heads and an arabesque band in the centre of the interior.

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