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Powder horn

Powder horn
Powder horn
Title
Powder horn
Date 
1775
Medium 
Horn, wood, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 x 4 3/4 x 14 in. ( 7.6 x 12.1 x 35.6 cm )
Description 
Carved horn powder horn; wooden cover over one end carved with radiating spiral design, with a nail at the center; horn incised with images of animals and plants, a man on horseback; spout end carved with a rib at the middle.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1403
Marks 
incised: along one side: "William Wigglesworth his / Horn Liberty or Death 1775"
Gallery Label 
This powder horn used by William Wigglesworth was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group