Powder Horn

A powder horn, likely for storing gun powder. Either end is wrapped in tooled leather, with bands of woven leather and grass. This type of decoration is commonly known as Mandingo. Mandingo, here, refers to a type of craftsmanship associated with Muslim elites.

Further Information

  • Type: Containers, vessels
  • Object: Powder Horn
  • Materials: Leather, animal skin, Vegetable, organic fibre
  • Culture Group: Mandingo
  • Dimensions: 360mm [L] x 100mm [W] x 60mm [C]
  • Production Date: Pre 1869
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Henry Christy; Petherick
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1613

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