An extraordinary horn painstakingly hand carved in the Oseberg style over many hours and embellished with hand cast tin inspired by archaeological finds. The knotwork is repeated on the horn with great attention to detail and care.
The Oseberg style lasted most of the 9th century and appears in some Viking religious iconography. Its main feature is the gripping beast motif and sinuous animal forms. Paws grip borders, the neck of the creature, other creatures or other parts of its body. The gripping beast must have echoed something in the culture of Viking art as it stood fast for a good 150 years.
The terminal is a hand cast and traditionally made design based on a chape found in the St Ninian's Island Treasure(Shetlands, Scotland) dating from the 9th century.
These drinking horns are approximately 0.5l
Dispatch time 1 to 2 working days.
Horns are by-products of the meat industry. Our horns are salvaged from this so instead of going to waste, they are cleaned, reconditioned and turned into a beautiful vessel to start a new life. Each is handmade and unique. All our horns are cleaned, sculpted and polished by our craftsman to a beautiful finish and are safe to drink from.
Sorry, holder not included! Available to purchase separately.