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Powderhorn: etched w/map of NY State

Object Number: 
1964.7
Date: 
1770-1780
Medium: 
Horn, wood, silver, other metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 13 5/8 in. ( 7.9 x 11.4 x 34.6 cm )
Description: 
Horn and silver plate powder horn with wooden cover over one end carved with concentric circles, silver plate spout at opposite end with spring-loaded pouring device; horn incised with map of New York from New York City north to Lake George, with British Royal Standard at the center.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession record, this powder horn was owned by James Moncrieffe (1744-1793), a military engineer for the British army. Moncrieffe served in the siege of Havanna; he also constructed the British defenses at Savannah in 1779 and at Charleston in 1780.
Credit Line: 
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Creative: Tronvig Group