Powder Horn

Collection Type

  • Armament

Date

1850-1860

GUSN

GUSN-2655

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

Descriptive Terms

powder horns
carving (processes)
horn (animal material)
string (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Horn, Powder

Inscription

Carved/ scr? ha? mid section: J.A. DOW./ 1856

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Dow, J. A. (Maker)

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

8 1/2 x 2 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.877