Power Horn

A powder horn, likely for storing gun powder. The horn has been wrapped in tooled leather, decorated with bands of metal. It has a brass spout attached to one end. 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: Power Horn
  • Materials: Bone, ivory, tooth, Leather, animal skin
  • Culture Group: Mandingo
  • Dimensions: 385mm [L] x 120mm [W] x 70mm [C]
  • Production Date: Pre 1979
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Unknown
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1979.1.323

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