Large Triqueta Ale Horn Tankard 5"- 6" inch (12.7cm to 15.25cm)
Be the envy of your Viking, LARP or SCA group with this horn tankard made from cow horn.
The tankard has a carved triqueta symbol.
The triqueta (latin for three cornered) or trinity knot is a three cornered triangle shaped knot design constructed from one continuous line interweaving around itself.
The triquetra has been found on runestones in Northern Europe and on early Germanic coins and is believed to have been adapted from the ancient the Celtic symbol of the goddess and the Germanic Pagan or Viking Valknut symbol for Odin.
During the 7th century the detailed interlace / knotwork triqueta began to appear in Irish celtic christain illuminated manuscripts and artwork such as the famous Book of Kells and can be similar artwork can be seen on Celtic crosses and slabs from the early Christian period.
In the modern era the triqueta is sometimes used by wiccans and neopagans to symbolise fertility, the triple aspect of the Goddess and as a protective symbol.
To Celtic Christians the trinity knot has been used in Christian tradition as a sign of the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit symbolising unity and an eternal spiritual life.
In Ireland the symbol has become popular for weddings and jewellery were the endless intertwining curves represent eternal love.
This tankard is made by Lord of Battles who are an official supplier of the Game of Thrones and The Last Kingdom TV series and crafted the drinking horns and tankards shown in these series.
This horn is large enough to satisfy your thirst with an internal size of approximately 700ml. When you are done feasting your tankard will make a nice show piece due to the unique natural contours of the cow horn.
Each tankard is hand made from a single piece of cow horn which is cut to shape, heated and then shaped to form a handle. A wooden base is added and the horn is smoothly polished and finished with a water proof food safe epoxy.
Each horn is unique due to both the natural variations in horns and the handmade quality.
Cups range are approximately 5"- 6" inch (12.7cm to 15.25cm) in height.
A popular gift for weddings and anniversaries to convey a wish of longevity and harmony.