Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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horn cup
  • Country Unknown
  • horn cup, late 1800s–2007
  • horn, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12 x 11.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 3/4 x 4 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0945

This cup was carved from a single horn and has four bands carved around the rim and two carved near the base. The disc that closes the base of the cup was attached by pegs made of horn. There is a natural variation in color, so the cup is both black and tan.