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, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Diameter: 12.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 4 7/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0822

This is a straight horn stuffed with strips of a yellow plant fiber. There is a hole drilled through one side of the larger end.