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, cloth, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 27.5 x 11 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 10 13/16 x 4 5/16 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3259

The powder horn has a wooden stopper at the wide end, held in place with wooden pegs. There is an oblong knob at the middle of the stopper with a strip of leather through it, which is tied at the narrow end. The horn is dark brown for its entire length. It has a cloth stopper at the narrow end.