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Medieval Peacock Feasting Horn
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Medieval Peacock Feasting Horn

The custom of serving a peacock in its feathers was popular throughout medieval Europe.  Our Medieval Peacock Feasting Horn features the design of a peacock feather painted onto a horn thats been polished inside and out.  It comes with a hand forged iron stand with twirled legs.  It was a spectacular dish, often served as a subtlety or entremet during festive meals.  All present at the meal would admire the beautiful bird when it was brought ceremoniously to the table of the host. The admiration was probably somewhat less when it came to eating the peacock: its meat is very dry. No wonder the peacock disappeared from the tables when the turkey made its entrance in Europe during the sixteenth century! Horn Height: 13 - 15 Inches      Horn Width: 2.5 - 5  Inches      Stand Size: 6.25 x 7 Inches       Includes: Twisted Iron Hand Forged Stand Estimated Capacity: 18-24 oz * 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 because it is a 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.  The variations in their shapes and colors can only be made by nature; thus a horn may have natural blemishes which will not affect its functionality but does verify its authenticity.