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A bucket made of yew, with brass hoops and 'Buddha'-like figures of enamel and brass.
A bucket made of yew. It has brass fittings, and iron hoops and handle rings. When found it contained wild apples.
Possible wooden candlesticks. Their actual function is uncertain but it is thought that they were made to hold candles.
The wooden top and bottom of a hunting knapsack. The fabric body has not survived. The lid has a horse carved into it.
Part of a wooden gaming board for playing tafl. One piece is displayed on it to indicate its function. In the foreground is the remains of a cup and a wooden dish.
Remains of a wooden cup, and a possible wooden dish with part of a gaming board visible top left.
An adze (left), a spoon-shaped auger with a looped handle (centre) and some wooden tethering pegs.
This bridle from the Gokstad burial is decorated with gilt bronze plaques.
Although not as showy now, as they would have been in the Viking Age, these peacock feathers are evidence of the wide international network of contacts that the Gokstad man would have had. The burial included two peacocks.