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Powder horn

Description

Powder horn with elongated conical form twisting slightly (probably a cow horn). Circular pine bottom secured to horn with three wooden pegs and hand-carved initial "H". Tip finished with a rounded mouth. Stopper or cap missing.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1800
Inscriptions
See description.
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
horn (animal material)
pine (wood)
Object type
Armaments; Armament Accessories
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Container, Armament
Flask, Ammunition
horn (animal material)
Horn, Powder
pine (wood)
powder horns
Dimensions
1 7/8 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.197
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
25205

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