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Powder horn

Object Number: 
1941.1180ab
Date: 
1775-1850
Medium: 
Horn, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/8 x 5 x 13 3/8 in. ( 8.6 x 12.7 x 34 cm )
Description: 
Carved horn powder horn with wooden cover over one end with mushroom finial at the center (not original); lipped spout has screw-in stopper.
Gallery Label: 
This powder horn was used by military artist John Ward Dunsmore as a prop in some of his paintings. This type of screw-in stopper is thought to have been the type used by militiamen.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Ward Dunsmore
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group