Hunting horn, with 3 silver bands and mouthpiece.
The Savernake horn by Unknown Artist, 13251350
© British Museum
- Ivory, silver, enamel, leather
- 58 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £7,500 ( Total: £210,000)
- Acquired in:
- S J Phillips
The internal band has 16 hawks preening themselves and the upper band depicts a king, bishop and forester. The horn has a leather baldric, with silver mounts and enamelling. The horn is European, 12th-13th century; 2 upper bands are British, 14th century, mouthpiece and 3rd band 18th century; baldric is probably Scottish, 1312-1347.
Seymour family, Earls of Hertford; Thomas Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Ailesbury; by descent.