Horn of Cu Chulainn w/ Stand
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This stoneware, raised-relief horn celebrates the greatest of the Irish myth heroes, CuChulainn, whose larger-than-life exploits were recorded in the 12th Century Book of the Dun Cow. At the age of six, Cu Chalainn, then called Setanta, killed a fierce watchdog belonging to Cullan the Smith with his bare hands, then offered himself as a replacement. Seeing this, the chieftain Conall christened him Cu Chulainn, The Hound of Culann. In his final battle, mortally wounded, he lashed himself to a pillar to remain upright & continue fighting. So feared was he that his enemy Lugaid dared approach his body only after a crow had settled on him. This explains the horns' motif: on both sides of the horn, in relief is Cu Chulainn on horseback with dog, hunting a stag in the woods. The branches & roots of the trees transform into an elaborate knotwork pattern. The mouth of the horn features a faithful dog with sword. The horn tip is a rapture's head.
The Horn of Cu Chulainn was sculpted by Bob Maurus. A strap for carrying and/or hanging is included. This item features a resin cast antler stand, also sculpted by Bob Maurus, upon which the horn rests. Ships Separately, No Express Shipping available on this item.
Ships separately, no express shipping available on this item.
I have bought this horn in the past. It is of excellent quality ! Very satisfied with the product !
Reviewed by Sandra
3/15/2009 12:00:00 AM