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Drinking horn

Grave goods

In the early Middle Ages, people were buried with various grave goods. This drinking horn, acquired by the museum in 2010, is probably from the cemetery of Anderlecht, where it was unearthed during early excavations.

In a Brussels attic

Its previous owner discovered it as a child in the attic of his grandfather, a Brussels notary. A greenish yellow, heightened with a net pattern and three rings, all bluish green, it is distinctive for its large size. Related to similar net-decorated horns form Lombardy, it could nonetheless be a local product. Intact ancient or medieval glass drinking horns are quite rare.

Inv. B005829-001

Medieval glass drinking horn