Replica of the Viking Cup from Fejø.
That beautiful crafted Viking beaker was made according to a historical model from the isle of Fejø in Denmark which dated to the middle of the 8th century AD.
During field work on the Danish island of Fejø in 1872, an exclusive beverage service was found, consisting of a lavishly decorated vessel with five smaller drinking cups inside: the so-called ”Fejøbæger”.
The Viking cup from Fejø is shown today in the permanent exhibition of the Danish National Museum in Copenhagen.
The original Fejø cup was made of gilded silver with wedge-cut patterns and Niello inlays and engraved motifs.
In terms of dimensions and design, our replica largely corresponds to the historical model, whereby the less artful, original engravings were deliberately not adopted, in order to better show off the elaborate notching carvings.
The Viking mug has a size of 8.5 x 7.5 cm.
The capacity is about 0.25 l ml which makes that Viking beaker very suitable as a stylish drinking vessel for wine or to be used as whiskey tumbler.
In contrast to the historical model made of gilded silver, this replica is, however, made from food-safe pewter.