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Powder Horn

Description

Powder horn with brown wood plug caps. Horn body carved with two standing shorebirds, possibly a swimming loon above the inscription; a domed wood cap exists on the base; string tied around the neck and tied to a screw at the base.

Details

Maker
Dow, J. A. (Maker)
Date
1850-1860
Inscriptions
Carved/ scr? ha? mid section: J.A. DOW./ 1856
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
horn (animal material)
string (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
carving (processes)
horn (animal material)
Horn, Powder
powder horns
string (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
8 1/2 x 2 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.877
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2655

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