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Horn Container1965 - 1999
16.5 x 3 x 3 in. (41.91 x 7.62 x 7.62 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
This object has the following keywords:
- African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- containers - Receptacles or formed or flexible coverings designed to hold, store, or ship objects or substances.
- East African - Styles and cultures of the eastern area of Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, that together with the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia) make up Eastern Africa.
- horn - Material comprising horns, the hard, semitranslucent, proteinaceous structures that grow from the head of some mammals, such as cattle, sheep, goats, and antelope. Horn, like nails, claws, and hooves, is composed of epidermal cells known as keratin. Rhinoceros horns are formed from matted hair. The colours of horn range from a light cream to black. Horn can be cut, engraved, or carved, and has been used since ancient times for tools and ornamentation. The thermoplastic material is softened with steam or boiling water then pressed into numerous shapes. In the 18th century, London was the center of the horn molding industry, primarily making snuff boxes and decorative containers. Distinguished from "antler (material)," which is the fast-growing bone of deer.
- Ugandan - The style and culture of the central African State, Uganda.
- The Philip L. Kilbride Memorial Exhibition Bryn Mawr College , Apr 5, 2013 – Jul 25, 2014
Owner Name: Gift of Philip Kilbride, Professor of Anthropology
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
Acquisition Method: Purchased/Collected
Ownership Start Date: Last quarter 20th century
Ownership End Date: 1999
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
- Klaus Wachsmann and Margaret Trowell. Tribal Crafts of Uganda (London, England: Oxford University Press, 1953), 224. Figure Number: 54D
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
- Klaus Wachsmann and Margaret Trowell. Tribal Crafts of Uganda (London, England: Oxford University Press, 1953), 52, 131, 219, 224, 300. Figure Number: 54D
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