Chiefs Horn

An ivory horn with a diamond shaped mouth piece, and a small handle opposite. Horns of this kind were often called war horns but a chiefs horn is a more accurate description as they were most commonly played by a hornblower who attended the chief. This was originally part of the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum collection, originally acquired at Sothebys Auction Rooms, London, in 1932. It was acquired by the British Museum in 1954.

Further Information

  • Type: Musical instruments, Regalia, Ivories
  • Object: Chiefs Horn
  • Materials: Bone, ivory, tooth
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: 350mm [L] x 80mm [W] x 50mm [C]
  • Production Date: Pre 1954
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Wellcome Historical Medical Museum
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1954.23.914

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