Pair of roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus) horns. Each is black, with segment-like ridges.;The roan antelope, Hippotragus equinus, is native to much of equatorial and southern Africa. This pair of horns was originally one of three pairs labeled 117379, and part of accession 4747. It was subsequently renumbered by PMGR staff. Accession file 4747 notes that the horns were used for smoking. See G.T. Bettany's "The World's Inhabitants," page 656, for details.;The objects were originally obtained by Dr. and Mrs. H. Veazie Markham, medical missionaries of that church. The couple were appointed for life service to West Central Portuguese Africa (modern Angola) by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, and they served there from 1927-1939. The objects were originally collected about 1930, and were exhibited at the East Congregational Church before being donated in 1948. However, dates of individual objects may vary widely.;The roan antelope, Hippotragus equinus, is native to much of equatorial and southern Africa. Some people groups of what is now Angola used its horns as smoking equipment.