Re-Created Pictish Drinking Horn Mount


Jennifer Gray
University of Edinburgh


Portfolio, Practice based, jewellery, Pictish, silver


The output, a re-created Pictish drinking horn mount, is a bespoke silver mount fitting, hand-made by Jennifer Gray. The output is the result of Gray’s research investigation into the re-creation of historical artefacts in order to bring new visibility to, and understanding of, material processes and techniques that are now forgotten or little-known. The design was inspired by early medieval objects in the collection of the National Museum of Scotland (NMS). The work was commissioned by the National Museum of Scotland (NMS) and The Glenmorangie Company as part of The Glenmorangie Early Medieval Research Project, which set out to re-examine objects from the period c.300–900AD in collaboration with artists and designers.The mount was presented at the exhibition Creative Spirit, at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 5 January – 24 February 2014. It was subsequently exhibited at the All Makers Now? conference at Trelissick House, Truro, England, 10 – 11 July 2014, and the Journées Particulières, at the Glenmorangie Distillery, Tain, Ross-shire organised by Louis Vuitton, Moët, Hennessy (LVMH) 20 – 22 May 2018.

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30 May 2024


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