Horn, wood, cotton
Overall: 3 x 5 1/2 x 18 3/4 in. ( 7.6 x 14 x 47.6 cm )
Carved horn powder horn (cover end missing) with wooden stopper and plaited red cotton strap with a tassel at the stopper end; horn incised with images of animals, ships, a chapel, soldier, crown, buildings, arrow; also masonic symbols of pillars, compass and square, sun.
According to powder horn collector C. Stanley Jacob, this powder horn was most likely made by a sailor, based on the image of the anchor and the variety of other images.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.