The Lion, The
Witch and the Wardrobe
and Prince Caspian
slender, curved ivory horn is carved at the wide end in the
profile of an open-mouthed lion, with a swirling main and two
teeth on the upper jaw, two on the lower. See below for a good
pattern of the carving from a Narnia.com download, for making
the horn with a paper cone. The lion carving is edged with a
narrow carved band made up of small squares that angles around,
closer to the wide opening on the top, where the gold loops
The narrow end is carved in petals like the bud of a flower,
and edged in gold.
Gold loops set in to the ivory attach the horn to a long leather
strap etched with flowers. In The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
film, Susan wears it in line with her quiver strap and through
the quiver buckle, keeping them together.
In Prince Caspian, the horn is weathered and aged, much darker
in color and with more defined, darker carvings.
quiver is ivory, quite bright in the first film, significantly
darker and more cream colored in Prince Caspian. It is slightly
curved and carved at the top in swirls and daffodils, and bottom,
in swirls and a lion head. The top and bottom carving both end
at a narrow border of squares echoing the carved "trim"
on the horn.
The quiver is worn so that the taller side of the
open end is against the back—there's also carving on the
inside here—and so that it curves with the back, then
the end is cut diagonally against the back as well.
Susan's initials, SP, are carved just below the opening
on the outside, and either covered in silver leaf, or they actually
are silver metal letters.
The strap for the quiver goes inside two diagonal
slits cut for it, mid-top and mid-bottom.
The quiver in Prince Caspian, like her horn, is weathered
and aged, much darker in color and with more defined, darker
Bow and Arrows
Susan has a short recurve bow: it curves outward at the
ivory tips. It looks to be about 3-4 feet long unstrung, of
a medium varnished wood, with carving covered with gold leafing
spiralling like vines along the top and lower parts.
The red leather grip etched with a lion's face, edged and accented
with a narrow gold leaf trim in a repeating square design, as
on her quiver and horn.
The tips look like carved ivory or lightly varnished wood,
with the string notches a few inches back. When not in use,
the bow is unstrung and stored in her quiver with the bowstring
wrapped around the bow limb. The string is red, wrapped in gold
for a few inches past where it attaches to the notch, and with
a gold area several inches long at the center of the string.
The arrows are medium wood with red fletching, wooden nocks,
and gold wire binding. The broadhead (wide and flat) arrow points
are gold, carved into a lion's face near the shaft and shaped
and carved like leaves for the rest of it.