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Drawings Savernake Horn

Object number

LDSAL2020.42.36

Artist/Designer/Maker

Basire, James - Artist

Production date

1786

Material

Paper
Pen
Ink
Wash
Brush

Technique

Drawing

Dimensions

Height: 250mm
Width: 407mm

Inscriptions

Inscription content

Ancient horn in the possession of Lord Bruce. Archæologia Vol. III. p. 24.

Inscription content

Once in V & A on long loan. up for sale 1975. purchased & in the B.M. Savernake

References

Reference (free text)

John Cherry, 'Symbolism and Survival: Medieval Horns of Tenure', Antiquaries Journal 69 (1989): 111-18. Illustrations, fig. a, pl. XVIII, between pp. 112 and 113; fig. b, pl. XXIV, opp. p. 113.

Reference (free text)

John Cherry, 'The Savernake Horn: An Oliphant Adorned with Metal', in Robert Bork, ed., De Re Metallica: The Uses of Metal in the Middle Ages (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005), pp. 113-21. Illustration, fig. 71, p. 118.

Reference (free text)

Pegge, 'Of the Horn, as a Charter or Instrument of Conveyance. Some Observations on Mr Samuel Foxlowe's Horn; as Likewise on the Nature and Kinds of these Horns in General', Archaeologia 3 (1786): 1-29. Illustration (Engraving), pl. VI, opp. p. 24.
    The item is a preperatory drawing for the engraving in Archaeologia (see Bibliography) by Basire. A small piece of paper, with the bibliographic reference and a drawing of part of the baldrick fittings, is attached to the drawing.