Triquetra Celtic Love Knot Carved Drinking Horn 33-38cm (13"-15")
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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 horn features a carved triqueta design interlaced with a love heart.
A popular gift for weddings and anniversaries to convey a wish of longevity and harmony.
Made from real cow horn, all horns are water proof, smoothly polished and finished with a water proof food safe epoxy.
The horn shown is an example, of the style of horn. Due to both the natural variations in horns and the handmade quality, each horn is unique in its curvature and colour tone and maybe a mixture of yellow, brown, white, cream, black and clear in colour.
This drinking horn 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, cups and tankards shown in these series.
Horn stands shown in photos not included and available separately.
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