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Priming horn

Object Number: 
1944.256ab
Date: 
1700-1750
Medium: 
Tortoise shell, horn, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 3 x 7 in. ( 3.8 x 7.6 x 17.8 cm )
Description: 
Tortoise shell priming horn; one end has oval wooden cover, this end is flared and tapers towards horn tip; horn tip is carved with ribs.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession record, the donor believes that this priming horn may have been used by Joshua Brooks (d. 1859). However, powder horn collector C. Stanley Jacob of Plainfield, NJ, believes that it probably dates back as far as Queen Anne's War (1702-1713).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Walter S. Poor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group