The kudu, or koodoo is a species of antelope known for its large, twisted horns.

Kudu

The kudu, or koodoo is a species of antelope known for its large, twisted horns.

A brass instrument used in the ancient Roman army

Buccina

A brass instrument used in the ancient Roman army

Modern service bugle from the British Army

Bugle

Modern service bugle from the British Army

Terra cotta model of Roman bugle, 4th century

Bugle

Terra cotta model of Roman bugle, 4th century

A type of straight Medieval trumpet usually made of metal.

Busine

A type of straight Medieval trumpet usually made of metal.

A type of straight Medieval trumpet usually made of metal.

Busine

A type of straight Medieval trumpet usually made of metal.

A floral doodad with horns

Floral

A floral doodad with horns

A wind instrument of music.

French-horn

A wind instrument of music.

This illustration shows a head of a Gems'bok. A Gems'bok (Oryx Gazella) is a species of South African antelope. It is a heavy, stout animal, about the size of a stag, with rough, reversed hair on the neck and along the ridge of the back; large pointed ears; and almost perfectly straight horns in the plane of the forehead, little diverging, and ringed for about half their length. These horns have been known to reach a length of 47 1/2 inches. The gems'bok was, at one point, close to extinction.

Head of Gems'bok

This illustration shows a head of a Gems'bok. A Gems'bok (Oryx Gazella) is a species of South African…

A horn

Horn

A horn

Horns used as headdresses by (left) an Abyssinian chief and a (right) married woman of the Druses of mount Lebanon.

Horns

Horns used as headdresses by (left) an Abyssinian chief and a (right) married woman of the Druses of…

A bugle; a horn used to cheer the hounds in pursuit of game.

Hunting-horn

A bugle; a horn used to cheer the hounds in pursuit of game.

Greek god of shepherds and flocks

Pan

Greek god of shepherds and flocks

A flask or horn in which gun-powder is carried by sportsmen.

Powder-horn

A flask or horn in which gun-powder is carried by sportsmen.

A sheep, the head of the herd.

Sheep

A sheep, the head of the herd.

"Stag, or Red Deer, is a typical species of deer, occurring in the N. of Europe and Asia. It was once found through out the whole of Great Britain, but is now confined to the Scotch Highlands. The horns or antlers are round and have a basal snag in front. The females are hornless and are named hinds. The horns of the first year are mere bony projections; they advance in development during the second year, when the stag is named a brocket. In each succeeding year the horns grow more and more branched, the stag being named a hart in its sixth year, when the horns may be said to reach their maximum size. As in all deer, the horns are shed annually. The average height of a full-grown stag is about four feet at the shoulders; the winter coat is greyish-brown; in summer, brown is the prevailing tint. The food of the stag consists of grasses and the young shoots of trees, lichens forming the greater part of its food in winter. The stag is a powerful runner and swimmer. Driven to bay, it becomes a formidable adversary to the largest and most powerful stag hound, or even to man himself. The pairing season occurs in August, and the males then engage in combats for the females and become peculiarly fierce. The flesh is somewhat coarse."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Stag

"Stag, or Red Deer, is a typical species of deer, occurring in the N. of Europe and Asia. It was once…