Model: Gokstad Viking Ship
|Artifact Identification||Model: Gokstad Viking Ship (1913.09.0008A)|
|Communication Artifacts : Documentary Artifacts : Other Documents|
|Artist/Maker||Ernst Schmidt, maker of reproductions of arms and armor. This item was purchased from Ernst Schmidt and can thus be assumed to be a reproduction.|
|Geographic Location||Europe, West, Norway, Sandefjord, Gokstad|
|Period/Date||Medieval, 3rd – 10th century CE original|
|Location||On Exhibitin the Europe exhibit|
|Dimension 1 (Width)||66.0 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Depth)||44.5 cm|
|Dimension 3 (Height)||36.5 cm|
|Materials||Plant--Wood, Metal, Plaster, Pigment, Textile|
|Manufacturing Processes||Carved, Painting, Piercing, Cast|
|Munsell Color Information||waived|
"VIKING SHIP MODEL: The Norwegian original was built entirely of oak, weighed over twenty tons, and could carry a sizable contingent of men and horses. With fleets of these ships, the Vikings conducted piratical raids, territorial conquests, and colonizing ventures." -John Buckler and John McKay, A History of Western Society, (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979), 239. The length of the ship is 79 feet four inches, the beam is 16 1/2 feet and the depth amidships is six feet. The gunwale is above water two feet eleven inches amidships, but six feet six inches at bow and stern. -Unknown, n.d.
Anonymous student paper, "Ship Models," on file Buckler, John, and John McKay. A History of Western Society. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979. Hammer, S. C. & Nyhuus, Haakon. "The Viking Ship Found at Oseberg (729-733)," Century Magazine, LXX. on file. Landstrom, Bjorn. The Ship, an Illustrated History. 1961. Oxenstierna, Eric. "The Vikings," Scientific American Magazine (1967): 67-78. on file. Unger, Richard W. The Archaeology of Boats: Ships of the Vikings. 1982, pp. 20-27. inc. on file.