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William Starling Powder Horn

Object Number: 
1947.91
Date: 
1760
Medium: 
Horn, wood, leather, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 12 1/8 in. ( 8.3 x 8.9 x 30.8 cm )
Marks: 
incised: throughout: "LAKE ONTARIO / ISTE Rvr / THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER OSWEGO / FORT ONTARIO" incised: bottom, one side: "WILLIAM STARLING / July 17 1760" incised: bottom, opposite side: "PLAN OF FORT NIAGARA / A THE FORT WITH ITS OUT WORKS / B THE
Description: 
Carved horn powder horn owned by William Starling, with wooden cover at one end with circular leather fragments secured with a nail at the center; horn incised with map of Fort Niagara and Fort Ontario, and the Niagara and Owego rivers, with figures and ships; spout end has carved knob, metal spout. See drawing of same by Rufus A. Grider, 1907.36.185
Gallery Label: 
The artwork on this powder horn celebrates the victory of Sir William Johnson who captured the fort in 1759.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group