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.
- No. of items
- Horn of Plenty in bronze frame
- Brass, Bronze, Horn
- Estimated Period
- about 1880
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
- 35×33×25 cm
- 3500 g