Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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powder horn
  • North or Central America
  • powder horn, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • horn, wood, cotton, metal, buckskin, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 27.5 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 10 13/16 x 2 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2730

The dark horn has a small amount of mottled light coloration. The wide end of the horn has a carved wooden plug with a small knob in the center, nailed into place. The narrow end is open. A cord of twisted cotton cloth is tied near the narrow end. There is a small bit of buckskin at the end of the cord.