Horn of Plenty in bronze frame (2) - Brass, Bronze, Horn - about 1880

Description
Horn of Plenty in bronze frame (2) - Brass, Bronze, Horn - about 1880
France

Beautiful horns of plenty on a brass mount. Frame is beautifully decorated with stylised ornaments. These horns stand on a nicely shaped foot.

The Cornucopia (Latin for cornu (horn) and copia (stock)) is also known as the Horn of Plenty. This legendary object, which (as the name suggests) offered abundance, originally comes from Greek mythology.
According to myth, the Cornucopia is the horn of the goat Amalthea, that nursed Zeus on Crete. By way of thanks, Zeus put her in the sky as a constellation and her horn granted the holder of it everything he or she desired.
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Will be carefully packaged and shipped via registered mail.

Lot details
No. of items
2
Object
Horn of Plenty in bronze frame
Material
Brass, Bronze, Horn
Estimated Period
about 1880
Country of Origin
France
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
35×33×25 cm
Weight
3500 g
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