Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Corps of Discovery Horn by Kevin Hart

Contemporary horn by Oregon horn maker Kevin Hart, celebrating the Lewis & Clark expedition of 1804-1806. The horn shows profiles of Lewis & Clark on the right side. The left side is a map of the expedition with their paths westward and returning eastward along with many significant dates & locations during the expedition. The bottom band of the horn contains my cartouche, a picture of the Angel Gabriel, and a compass. The horn has engrailing and what I call Thumbnails around the throat with Lewis & Clark in Celtic script. The butt is a Lobe with fiddleback maple for a plug along with a flattened horn insert of the President Jefferson peace medal the Corps gave to various Indian tribes during their journey. The throat is finished with a brown patina with a pair of wedding bands that transitions to octagonal and is finished with 3 small rings at the tip. The plug is turned from the cut off tip of the horn and is also finished in a brown patina as well. 






Copy and photos supplied by Kevin Hart.

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