A model of a ship found in a Norwegian Fjord full of Viking grave goods more than 100 years ago has been given to Manx National Heritage in a symbolic gift from Isle of Man emigrants across the world.
The Oseberg ship was originally made as a trophy for annual longboat races held by the Manx Society in Dubai, based on a vessel excavated in Oslo by a pair of Scandinavian archaeologists in 1904.
Celebrating the centenary of the World Manx Association, the piece was handed over in a ceremony attended by members of the group and delegates from the heritage organisation.
The river barge was found with the remains of two females and a swathe of high status grave goods, dated to around 800 AD.
The original ship is on display in the Norwegian capital, and the Manx model joins a list of previous gifts including medals from the Manchester Manx Society.