Elder Futhark Canvas Print

Canvas Print

Elder Futhark

by Stop::mashina ~Runes
$85.00

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DESCRIPTION

Fine art print on bright white, fine poly-cotton blend, matte canvas using latest generation Epson archival inks. Individually trimmed and hand stretched museum wrap over 1-1/2" deep wood stretcher bars. Includes wall hanging hardware.

ABOUT THE ART

The Elder Futhark is the oldest form of the runic alphabets. It was a writing system used by Germanic tribes for the northwestern and Migration period dialects. Its inscriptions are found on artifacts (including jewelry, amulets, tools, weapons, and runestones) from the 2nd to 8th centuries. The earliest runic inscriptions date from around 150 AD. Historically, the runic alphabet is a derivation of the Old Italic scripts of antiquity, with the addition of some innovations.
There is some evidence that, in addition to being a writing system, runes historically served purposes of magic.

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