Hiberno-Norse Drinking Horn Mount

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Item Name Hiberno-Norse Drinking Horn Mount
Period 7th - 9th century
Culture Viking, Anglo Saxon, Celtic
Discovery Site Vinjum
Country Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Dating 850-950AD

Reference
J. Petersen, Viking Antiquities in Great Britain and Ireland V. British Antiquities of the Viking Period, discovered in Norway, [cat. no. 75]. Aschehoug & Co.: Oslo 1940.

Description
Bronze drinking horn mount shaped like a seabird's head. Found in a female grave in Norway, but probably made in the lands bordering the Irish Sea. It strongly resembles tip mounts of horns shown in the scene of Earl Harold's drinking party on the Bayeux Tapestry. A slot in the slightly parted beak could serve a suspension strap.

Dimensions
Width: 6cm
Weight: 27g

Material/s
Bronze

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