Object detail

Set of large buffalo horns with section of conjoining hide, mounted on polished wood plaque. Plaque has light chain on back, and supports the horns when hung on a wall. One small section of the hide is detached from the larger object.
CH classification ORNAMENTS Keratin ornament
CH classification ORNAMENTS Mixed Media ornament
L1400 x W570 x H295
Media/Materials description
Horn, hide, fur/hair, wood, steel.
History and use
These buffalo horns were owned by Charles Joseph Pound (b.1866 – d.1946), one of Australia’s earliest scientists to investigate veterinary and medical diseases in Queensland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The object represents a cross over between Pound's professional and personal life. The object relates to some of Pound's best known work in inoculating cattle against tick fever in Queensland in the late nineteenth century. The buffalo horns were kept by the Pound family and donated to the Queensland Museum in 2015. The object provides insight to Pound as an individual in this respect. It is one of many objects held in the collection that illustrates personal and professional aspects of his life in Queensland.
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