Footed drinking horn exhibits exceptionally elaborate relief carving in the dragon or vine-style side - Decorative Woodcarving
  • Date 1890
  • Place of Origin Hardanger, Norway
  • Creator Lars Kinsarvik

This footed drinking horn exhibits exceptionally elaborate relief carving in the dragon or vine-style. The carved domed lid has a seated nisse that serves as a handle.

The drinking horn was carved by Lars Kinsarvik (1846-1925) who lived and worked in the Hardanger region of Norway. Kinsarvik was a major figure in the revival of dragon style carving that became popular following the excavation of the Viking burial ships in the 1880s and 1890s in Norway.

  • Materials Wood
  • Dimensions height, 12.5 inches; width, 18 inches; depth, 5 inches
  • Identifier / Source 2001.037.001 - Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Eugene J. Nordby
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