Powder Horn: The Swan (F-32), with Carving that Depicts the Myth 'Leda and the Swan'

Object Number: 
1907.36.429
Date: 
1891
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown ink and wash, gouache, gray wash, and graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 3/8 x 11 in. ( 39.1 x 27.9 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom center: Rufus A. Grider/ 1891
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower center inside image in white gouache: "Rufus A Grider / 1891."; inscribed below in brown ink: "The 'SWAN'. A POWDER HORN made of STAGS HORN / FRENCH...", followed by a brief history of the horn; graphite annotations identify the images engraved on the horn as the myth of Juptier and Leda
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group