Drinking horns are attested from Viking Age Scandinavia. In the Prose Edda, Thor drank from a horn that unbeknown to him contained all the seas, and in the process he scared Loki and his kin by managing to drink a conspicuous part of its content. They also feature in Beowulf, and fittings for drinking horns were also found at the Sutton Hoo burial site. Many cultures throughout the years have used drinking horns for weddings, burials, other ceremonies, or just to have a good time. Our Anglo Saxon Roe Deer Drinking Horn features a tribal roe deer that has been carved into the front with great care. What is great about this item is that each one is unique. No two are alike because they are all 100% all natural. You will truly have a one of a kind horn. Included is a decorative iron stand to display your horn when you are not using it. * Please not there may be a slight odor as this is a natural item. The color and shape may vary and may not be exactly like the picture. Item may have minor scratches due to buffing and natural material. When measuring this item we measure it at the spine. This is an all-natural item and you will need to coat inside with beeswax. In order to do this you will melt the beeswax and pour it in the horn. Wait for it to dry and then pull it out. Please wash with a gentle detergent and polish with vegetable oil to keep it from drying out. And from time to time you will want to use beeswax to coat the inside to keep from cracking. Please do not use hot liquids in this item.