Drinking horn from the Amsterdam Company of Arquebusiers, attributed to Arent Cornelisz Coster, 1547

Drinking horn from the Amsterdam Company of Arquebusiers, attributed to Arent Cornelisz Coster, 1547

silver, buffalo horn, h 38.0cm × w 61.0cm. More details

This luxury drinking horn played a prominent role in civic guard ceremonies. The horn was passed around the table and everyone drank from it. In this way, the militiamen expressed their common bond and unity. The claws in the silver mount are the symbol of the arquebusiers.

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