Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Peru
  • horn, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • horn, gum resin, wood
  • Object Length/Diameter: larger piece 30 x 9 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: larger piece 11 3/4 x 3 1/2 in
    Object Length/Diameter: smaller piece 32.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: smaller piece 12 3/4 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4884

The musical horn is made from segments of cow horn held together with wooden pegs and sealed with resin. The segments alternate between light and black. It is curvy, but not curling. It is currently in two pieces. The tapered end has a wide raised edge.