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Powder horn

Object Number: 
1937.1402
Date: 
1759
Medium: 
Horn, wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 11 7/8 in. ( 7.9 x 13.3 x 30.2 cm )
Marks: 
incised: near center: "IP 1759 / P.S.J. 1873"
Description: 
Carved horn powder horn with wooden cover at one end with arched metal wire at the center; opposite end is beveled all around, spout has knob.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession record, this powder horn may have belonged to Israel Putnam (1718-1790), although powder horn scholar William Guthman doubts this assertion.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group