Lars, I like these orthodox pictures.My great uncle has some of them with metal on them. They display nicely
Here is my other oldest item in my collection. It's a Viking mug/stein (steins have lids). It's from Norway and has been in my family since 1640. It was passed down to me by my grandfather, Michael Scroggins.
It depicts a lion with a crown carved on the lid. Another lion sits at the top of the handle but his crown has broken off some time ago. It's carved from a piece of birch burl/root.