Powder horn

Object Number: 
1928.77
Date: 
1756
Medium: 
Horn, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. ( 7 x 9.5 x 24.8 cm )
Marks: 
incised: across one side: "ELI WENTWORTH priming horn / WETHERSFIELD he hails from / FORT WILLIAM HENRY is the / camp & 1756 the year is."
Description: 
Carved horn priming horn with wooden cover over one end; incised image of blockhouse flying British flag, log pole fence, map of Fort William Henry, and coiled snake; spout end ribbed.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession record, Stephen V. Granesay from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, doubts the authenticity of this horn.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group