Natural horn tankard mug

    SKU: cmcn502000

    £40.00 Members' price *

    About

    A drinking tankard made from natural cow horn.

    This tankard features a strong handle and has a large capacity. It is finished with an engraved stripped pattern.

    Drinking horns and tankards were mainly used to drink beer and wine from but also became an important accessory in the culture of ritual toasting and were used for ceremonial purposes.

    It is thought that the many of the earliest drinking horns were discovered from the Scythians graves. They believed that the gods have drinking horns to the kings of men.

    More about the Scythians

    The Scythians were a mysterious and feared ancient people who lived in the vast region connecting southern Siberia and the Black Sea between 900 BC and 200 BC. They were wild, tattooed horse riders who, it is said, drank from their enemies’ skulls and were the first experts in mounted warfare. The only written accounts come from their neighbours, the Assyrians, Greeks and Persians, but stunning gold objects from the Siberian Collection of Peter the Great and recent archaeological discoveries of frozen tombs in Siberia have now shed new light on their nomadic customs and culture.

    Specification

    Product code: cmcn502000
    Exhibition: Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia
    World culture: Europe
    Size: approx 18cm
    Materials: 100% natural cow horn
    Weight: 0.04kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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