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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

 
Dish. Central stylised cloud scroll composition also roses and cornflowers rising from foliate tuft. Wave and rock rim. Made of black, cobalt, turquoise, red (bole) painted and glazed (crazed) and bevelled ceramic, pottery.

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G.142

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Dish. Central stylised cloud scroll composition also roses and cornflowers rising from foliate tuft. Wave and rock rim. Made of black, cobalt, turquoise, red (bole) painted and glazed (crazed) and bevelled ceramic, pottery.

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  • Dish. Central stylised cloud scroll composition also roses and cornflowers rising from foliate tuft. Wave and rock rim. Made of black, cobalt, turquoise, red (bole) painted and glazed (crazed) and bevelled ceramic, pottery.

    Full: Front

  • Dish, made of underglaze blue painted pottery. The dish has a flattened bracket-lobed rim, on a low ground-down foot-ring.  It is painted in underglaze cobalt blue with a double line roundel enclosing knot and cloud scroll motifs amidst trailing foliate stems centred with an inner lobed medallion with a foliate whorl.  The cavetto with a ring of chain ornament on a white ground.  The rim with thin foliate trails in a continuous undulating scroll between lobed and straight line borders.  The back with six discrete spirals of foliage and a blue bracketed line below the rim.  Foot-ring bored twice for suspension.

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