Powder Horn: The Africanus, Horn with Gourd Bulb (F-57)

Object Number: 
1907.36.453
Date: 
1891
Medium: 
Watercolor, black and brown ink and wash, gouache, graphite, lead white, and blue, gold, and bronze metallic pigment, with heavy glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 9/16 x 15 5/16 in. ( 31.9 x 38.9 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom right: Canajoharie N.Y. Rufus A. Grider July 1891.
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed and signed at lower right in black ink: "The AFRICANUS...This beautiful Powder Horn was made in Africa. / A GOURD was used to increase its size, the / extension was covered with leather...Rufus A. Grider July 1891."
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group