Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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powder horn
  • United States or Germany
  • powder horn, 1800s–1946
  • Where object was made: United States or Germany
  • horn, metal, wood
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 12.5 x 16 x 37.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 7/8 x 6 1/4 x 14 3/4 in
  • Gift of Walter Mechsner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3684

The curved horn is light colored at the large end, dark at the small end. The wooden plug at the large end is nailed in place. There is a metal band at the narrow end and two small metal studs that are used to anchor a handle or strap.