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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


Mrs Edgar Baker (Biographical details)

Mrs Edgar Baker (British; Female; 1872; active)

Also known as

Baker, Edgar; Bridge


Niece of John Bridge whose collection of Indian sculpture was given to the BM in 1872 on the death of his brother, George. Mrs Edgar Baker was one of the latter's daughters and part of the trio of ladies (Mrs John Bridge, Miss Fanny Bridge and Mrs Edgar Baker) who were the official donors of the collection.


Michael D. Willis, 'Sculpture from India', in A. W. Franks, '19th Century Collecting and the British Museum' (ed. M. Caygill, M and J.Cherry), BMP, 1997 (pp. 250-261).