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March 30, 2011

Buffalo horn drinking cup

Filed under: Item of the Day — Adam Harris @ 9:58 am

Buffalo horn drinking cup

Drinking cup made from a bison horn. The opening is encircled by decorative brass tacks as well as one brass stud with a wire loop for suspension. The horn is smooth on the exterior and has been thinned from the inside. Used between 1870-1920.

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One Response to “Buffalo horn drinking cup”

  1. enrico Says:

    That sure is a fine drinking horn.
    Who was it made by?
    And for what purpose?
    Ceremony or pleasure?

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