Buffalo horn with metal adornment and engraving.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, palm wine
drinking cups carved from the horns of bush buffalo were used
exclusively by Kuba warriors and noblemen as emblems of their
ferocity and connection to the wilderness. The cord pierced through
the tip of the horn allowed it to be worn by its owner as part of his
regalia. The incised designs are inspired by the scarification patterns
that decorate the torsos of Kuba women.
Dimensions: 11" H x 12" W x 5" D x 14"L
Dimensions on custom stand: 13" H x 12" W x 5" D
Ex. Jacques Hautelet Collection