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carved horn ornament
  • Afghanistan
  • carved horn ornament, 1800s
  • Where object was made: Afghanistan
  • horn, metal, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 21 x 4.5 x 2 cm
    Length/Width/Depth: 8 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Professor and Mrs. Douglas Hyland
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3485

The horn ornament resembles a dagger. It is slightly curved but square in cross section. There is a rectangular cutout near one end, with a knob and chain at the same level. The "handle" is square, embellished with gold tone metal with a knob at the end. The "blade" has small lines incised at the corners.