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Powder Horn

Object Number: 
1931.71
Date: 
ca. 1755
Medium: 
Horn, wood, jute
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 6 x 17 5/8 in. ( 8.3 x 15.2 x 44.8 cm )
Description: 
Carved horn powder horn; wooden cover over one end carved with flower design at the center; horn incised with map by water from Quebec to Fox River on Lake Superior; views of Quebec, St. Ann's, Three Rivers, Montreal (spelled Moriehall), Niagara, Detroit, locates several forts, British Royal Standard near the bottom on one side; spout end fluted, wrapped with twine at the tip.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession record, although this powder horn is not dated, it was probably used in the Seven Years War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group