Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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powder horn
  • unknown Shona maker
  • powder horn, late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • horn, wood, leather, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 22 x 7 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 8 5/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0824

This powder horn has a large wooden stopper with a loop through it. A leather strap is threaded through it and tied between two of the four carved ridges on the narrow end of the horn.