Aarhus Mask Drinking Horn

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Based on The Mask Stone dating from the Viking Age, thie motif is carved into a black horn with the grooves stained white. Oseberg knotwork motifs are carved as a band around the top of the horn. You'll receive the horn in the images, one of a kind.

Danish Runic Inscription 66 or DR 66, also known as the Mask Stone, is a granite Viking Age memorial runestone that was discovered in Aarhus, Denmark. The runestone is famous for bearing a depiction of a facial mask and an Old Norse runic inscription describing a battle between kings. 

The mask depicted has been explained by the Moesgård Museum as “probably intended to be protection against evil spirits.”

Details
Capacity approx 400ml
Dispatch time 1 - 2 working days
Care instructions:
Not suitable for dishwasher (To clean please use a sponge and dish soap)
Not suitable for sugary fizzy (coke, fanta, sprite etc.), spirits or hot drinks (heat can reshape the horn)
Suitable for mead, wine, beer, cider

 

Ethically sourced

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. They're hand crafted of natural materials (ox or cow horn) so are likely to present some marks from the previous life or crafting process. None have a perfectly smooth finish by the very nature of the items which adds to their rustic charm. Each is handmade, beautiful and unique. All our horns are cleaned, sculpted and polished by our craftsman to a beautiful finish and are safe to drink from.