Engraved cattle horns
Justine Wintjes
Wed, 08/05/2024 - 10:30
KwaZulu-Natal Museum
You are welcome to join us for a Storeroom Talk at the KwaZulu-Natal Museum in Pietermaritzburg at 10.30 am on Wednesday 8th May 2024. The address is 237 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg.

Engraved cattle horns
Justine Wintjes
KwaZulu-Natal Museum & Wits University

In the collections of the KwaZulu-Natal Museum are a number of engraved cattle horns depicting imagery of the Anglo-Zulu War (1879), by a renowned but unnamed maker dubbed the ‘Artist of Newcastle’. Since their description in 1990 by the archaeologist Tim Maggs, then at the Natal Museum, numerous other horns have come to light in museum collections in Europe and North America and for sale at prestigious art outlets. At this storeroom talk, you will be able to view these impressive artworks, as well as several comparative items which provide some context for understanding this novel genre.
We hope to see you there!
Best, Gavin
Spaces are limited and RSVP is essential – contact: Justine (jwintjes@nmsa.org.za).
For all other queries, please contact Gavin Whitelaw (gwhitelaw@nmsa.org.za) or Ghilraen Laue (glaue@nmsa.org.za), or you may contact secretary@archaeology.org.za.