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Glass drinking-horn decorated with green and blue blobs, 1st half of 4th century AD, found in Cologne, Romisch-Germanisches Museum, Cologne

Glass drinking-horn decorated with green and blue blobs, half of century AD, found in Cologne, Romisch-Germanisches Museum, Cologne

Glass drinking horn, 6th or 7th century CE. In the British Museum.

**GLASS OF THE MIDDLE AGES

7th century (Anglo-saxon), Rainham, England.  Glass drinking-horn, brownish-green. Plain cut rim, pointed tip, crimped collar below rim, looped trails around body. Restored.

Plain cut rim, pointed tip, crimped collar below rim, looped trails around body. © The Trustees of the British Museum

6thC Langobardic glass drinking horn. Sutri, Lazio, Italy.

The Sutri drinking horn Lombardic, late century AD Found in a grave at Sutri, Lazio, Italy British Museum - Highlight image

Glass drinking-horn Frankish/Merovingian, 5th century AD
From Bingerbrück, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Large horns such as this would have been passed between guests at feasts and drinking-sessions. The shape of the horn is derived from late provincial Roman models, which in turn imitated vessels made from cattle horns adapted for drinking with metal mounts.

Glass drinking-horn Frankish/Merovingian, century AD From Bingerbrück, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Large horns such as this would have been passed between guests at feasts and drinking-sessions.

Terminals from the ends of drinking horns with an eagle design, from the burial mound at Taplow in south Buckinghamshire.  These are probably mounts from a wooden drinking cup.  From the collection at the British Museum, London. Taken with a hand held camera with no flash so may not be in brilliant focus.

Terminals from the ends of drinking horns with a stylized bird's-head design, from the Anglo-Saxon burial mound at Taplow in south Buckinghamshire. From the collection at the British Museum, London.

Rhyton (drinking horn) Colorless glass with reflections blue clear L. 21.2 cm D. mouth 5 cm Provenance: Pompeii, House (I, 16, 5), (eg I, 18, ​​5) SAP, inv. 12,493 first century AD. © Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Firenze, Italia

Rhyton (drinking horn) Colorless glass with reflections blue clear L. mouth 5 cm Provenance: Pompeii, House (I, (eg I, SAP, inv. first century AD.

Four hexagon glass ("opus sectile") from House of Vestals at Pompeii - Naples, Archaeological Museum | Flickr – Condivisione di foto!

Four hexagon glass ("opus sectile") from House of Vestals at Pompeii - Naples, Archaeological Museum | Flickr – Condivisione di foto!

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Drinking-horn on modern core, fittings now mounted on a replica (no.19).

archaicwonder: “ Anglo-Saxon Silver Gilt Drinking Horn Mounts, Late Century From a barrow in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, mounted on a replica horn with a terminal in the shape of a bird’s head.

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