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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

 

Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art (Biographical details)

Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art (1952 - 2007)

Also known as

Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art; Percival David Foundation; David, Percival; David, Percival V D E

Biography

The Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art was established by Sir Percival David in 1952 at the University of London. Until 2007 Sir Percival's collection was displayed at 53, Gordon Square and was administered by the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University.

Bibliography

Stacey Pierson, "Collectors, Collections and Museums: The Field of Chinese Ceramics in Britiain 1560-1960", Bern 2007, pp 9, 20, 110, 112, 133, 173, 184, 188, 190, 192, 198, 200, 205, 208, 213.