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Powder horn

Powder horn
Powder horn
Powder horn
Cow horn, wood, paint, felt
Overall: 4 7/8 x 6 3/4 x 16 1/4 in. ( 12.4 x 17.1 x 41.3 cm )
Carved horn powder horn; wooden cover over one end, wood covered with dark (black?) wool felt with diamond-shaped piece of bone applied over center; horn incised with outdoor and town images, with exotic animals; spout end fluted and ribbed.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
incised: across center: "E. OBRIAN."
Gallery Label 
This object 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.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group