Object Description

Object Literature

Horns for drinking were made long before the Conquest, and mediaeval people had horn mugs in regular use. For many centuries and even after the introduction of pewter and stoneware, the most usual drinking vessel in cottage or farm- house was the horn mug. Made from a section of bullock’s horn, and kept to the natural shape, it tapered in just the right way.The bottom, formed of a disc of horn fitted into a groove that gave a close and absolutely watertight joint.To this day a thin-edged horn is one of the pleasantest things from which to drink beer or cider…’
Old English Household Life by Gertrude Jekyll & Sydney R Jones– London 1939 (page 97)

Object Classification

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  • dimensions
    H:10 centimeters
  • period
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  • diameter
    6.3 centimeters

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