The Franks Casket a small box of carved whalebone produced by Viking craftsmen in Northumbria at the end of the 7th cent. A.D. The lid and sides have runic inscriptions, and the motifs carved with scenes both from Norse and Classical mythology and Christianity, including the tale of Weland Smith, the Adoration of the Magi, a sacrifice to Óðinn, the discovery of Romulus and Remus with the wolves and the image of a Viking archer named Egill (whose story, unfortunately is now lost).
The Viking Chest - The two end pieces are extended down to form slab legs, raising the chest off the floor (or ship deck). Viking chests have both the front and end-piece overlapping each other, so nails reinforced the joint in both directions. Although the resulting joint is still not very durable, and Viking chests often show the use of metal reinforcing straps.