Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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medicine horn
  • unknown Shona maker
  • medicine horn, late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • antelope horn, gum resin?
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 16 x 3 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 6 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0820

This is a horn with a hole drilled through the narrow end. The larger end is filled with a solidified mass with a small hole to the side.