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Powder horn

Object Number: 
1953.319
Date: 
ca. 1836
Medium: 
Horn, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 11 5/8 x 4 1/4 in. ( 8.9 x 29.5 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Carved horn powder horn with wooden cover; cover has a metal loop at the center; horn incised on all sides with a shield-breasted eagle with a banner in its beak reading "E PLURIBUS UNUM", above a scene on a man hunting deer with a bow and arrow, with "BLACK HAWK" above his head; maker's name inscribed below.
Gallery Label: 
The images incised on this powder horn commemorates the Black Hawk War, waged in 1832. The horn was carved by Timothy Tansel (ca. 1809-1852), who came from a large family of powder horn carvers.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group