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Medieval - Irish Drinking Horn Bird Mount

Antiquities - Anglo-Saxon and Viking


LOT 845

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,200 - 1,800
EUR (€) 1,360 - 2,040
USD ($) 1,680 - 2,510
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £3,105

MEDIEVAL - IRISH DRINKING HORN BIRD MOUNT

10th-12th century AD. An aviform mount comprising a sharply beaked head extending to a curved D-section neck with herringbone patterning along the sides, its back and tail decorated with a pattern of inlaid yellow enamel lozenge panels, between its vestigial legs a fine transverse pin allowing it to be attached to a drinking horn. 8.71 grams, 52.69 mm.

Condition
Complete and in fine condition, minor chipping and loss to the enamel.

Provenance
Found Shropshire.

Literature
Cf. Wallace & Ó Floinn, Treasures of the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, 2002 fig.6:6.

Date
Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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