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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 garden seat of drum shape decorated in fahua style with enamels applied directly to the biscuit. Two pairs of Buddhist lions playing with brocaded balls in central band in yellow, aubergine and turquoise enamels

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Porcelain garden seat of drum shape decorated in fahua style with enamels applied directly to the biscuit. Two pairs of Buddhist lions playing with brocaded balls in central band in yellow, aubergine and turquoise enamels

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  • Porcelain garden seat of drum shape decorated in fahua style with enamels applied directly to the biscuit. Two pairs of Buddhist lions playing with brocaded balls in central band in yellow, aubergine and turquoise enamels

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  • Porcelain garden seat of drum shape decorated in fahua style with enamels applied directly to the biscuit. Two pairs of Buddhist lions playing with brocaded balls in central band in yellow, aubergine and turquoise enamels

    Full: Front

  • Porcelain garden seat of drum shape.  There are two pairs of Buddhist lions playing with brocaded balls in fahua style with yellow, aubergine and turquoise on-biscuit enamels in the central band .

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