Buttons (USA), 19th century
Horn buttons include both highly decorative forms and plain examples such as these. Simple buttons were created by cutting the tips of horns which were then carved, sliced, turned and polished. The results of this process are opaque discs with a concentric grain.
Its dimensions are
H x diam.: (each) 0.3 × 3 cm (1/8 × 1 3/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Buttons (USA), 19th century; cut and drilled horn; H x diam.: (each) 0.3 × 3 cm (1/8 × 1 3/16 in.); Gift of Norvin Hewitt Green; 1938-58-1293-a,b