Power Horn

A powder horn, likely for storing gun powder. The horn has been wrapped in tooled leather, decorated with nine raised ridges. It also has a carrying strap, with leather tassels attached to it. 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: Leather, animal skin, Bone, ivory, tooth
  • Culture Group: Mende, Sherbro
  • Dimensions: 450mm [L] x 200mm [W] x 110mm [C]
  • Production Date: Pre 1904
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Thomas Joshua Alldridge (Collector); G. Garrett
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1904.415.17

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