Runic letters on a bowl?

  • Segorian

    Senior Member
    Icelandic & Swedish
    No, so far as I can see none of the symbols on the bowl look like runes. Also, calligraphic runic inscriptions are almost nonexistent. On the hypothesis that there is indeed a connection to runes, a possible explanation is perhaps that these are ornamental symbols imitating runes, mirroring the use in Europe of imitations of the Kufic script for decorative purposes around the same time.


    Persian - Iran
    There is a Kufic word (in white color) on the sail which seems to be الملک (al-malik) which means "king" but other ones in black color, as you said, are probably just ornamental symbols.


    Senior Member
    Polish - Poland
    Note also that Scandinavian runes have lots in common with Iberian and even Old Turkic scripts.