A rare early inscribed horn with iron and leather fittings, made for something portable, Navajo Indians, 1800-1850.
Interesting massive buffalo horn with iron mounts and a leather thong. Made for carrying something affordable or important for the tribe. Inscribed all along the rim and elsewhere with strong to more faint letters and including an engraved cross and a row of three tipies etc.
Size: 25 cm.
Condition: Very fine and intact, original lid missing?. Finely patinated overall.
Ex. Egeskov Fine Arts, originally from Karsten Kristensens collection - perhaps Europes most serious collector of Winchester guns.