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. 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: 540mm [L] x 120mm[W] x 80mm [C]
  • Production Date: Pre 1954
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Wellcome Historical Medical Museum
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1954.23.913

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