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Powder horn

Powder horn
Powder horn
Title
Powder horn
Date 
1776
Medium 
Horn, wood, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 13 in. ( 7 x 10.8 x 33 cm )
Description 
Carved horn powder horn with wooden cover over one end, with metal arch at the center encircled with metal studs, wood secured to horn with metal studs; horn incised with a ship, buildings and New York fort around the bottom; spout end ribbed in zig-zag pattern.
Credit Line 
Purchase, Abbott-Lenox Fund
Object Number 
1983.8
Marks 
incised: along one side: "DANIEL PARKE HIS HORN MAID / IN NEW YORK SEPTEMbER ye 7 1776"
Gallery Label 
This powder horn was made and used by Daniel Parke in New York City.
Provenance 
Purchased from Guthman Americana, 1983
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group