Oseberg St Ninian's Island Drinking Horn

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  • Regular price £390.95

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.

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. 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.

If you want something specific please contact us prior to ordering and we can let you know if we can fulfill your specific request. If you do not have a preference we will randomly select one of the items in the size range for this product.