Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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powder horn
  • United States
  • powder horn, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: United States
  • horn, wood, metal, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 16 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 1/4 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1445

This powder horn is without a stopper. The wide end was closed by nailing in a wooden plug. The narrow portion of the horn is dark, with a rim. The wider portion is light colored with two ships incised on it.