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: 31 x 12 x 8.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 3/16 x 4 3/4 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3258

The powder horn has a wooden plug in the wide end. The plug is held in place with wooden pegs. There is a small knob in the center, where a strip of leather is strung though and the other is tied at the narrow end. The horn is a lighter color at the wide end, but black at the pointed end.