Lombard Drinking Horn

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 13 May 2016

Drinking horns were popular with many Germanic cultures during this period, but this Lombard example from a high status grave in Sutri, Italy, is made from blue glass rather than the typical horn. It shows how the Lombards in Italy adapted Mediterranean techniques, such as colored glass, to suit their own tastes. Circa 500-700 CE. (The British Museum, London)

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, May 13). Lombard Drinking Horn. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5119/lombard-drinking-horn/

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