Rhinoceros Horn Turned Stemmed Cup

Rhinoceros Horn Turned Stemmed Cup

c. 1680 Germany

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During the Middle Ages rhinoceros horn was among the exotic materials thought to possess miraculous powers and were therefore highly prized. The first live rhinoceros seen in Europe since antiquity arrived in Lisbon in 1515 as a diplomatic gift to the King of Portugal.
Height 18.00 cm (7.09 inches)
Diameter 8.50 (3.35 inches)
Herwig Simons

Herwig Simons
Rue Watteeu 27
1000 Brussels

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