1965.2744 Powder Horn

Powder horn

  • Category:

    Weapons, Hunting, and Fishing

  • Place of Origin:

    United States, North America

  • Date:

    1776

  • Materials:

    Horn; Wood; Leather; Iron

  • Techniques:

    Engraved

  • Museum Object Number:

    1965.2744 A


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1965.2744 A

Object Name

Powder horn

Category

Weapons, Hunting, and Fishing

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Place of Origin

United States, North America

Date

1776

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; ; "IOHN x A x BURTON" / "MARCH", four-petalled flower, "1776", flower, engraved
2. Inscription; ; "A*F" and "A" and "Phi" engraved
3. Inscription; ; "AMA", a human figure, "RICA" engraved in outlined letters
4. Inscription; ; "Palm tree"

Subjects

American Revolutionary War; Animals

Materials

Horn; Wood; Leather; Iron

Techniques

Engraved

Dimensions (inches)

10 (L) , 2.75 (Diam)

Dimensions (centimeters)

25.4 (L) , 6.99 (Diam)

Measurement Notes

OL measurement of strap buckled: 43 1/2".

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Ames, Kenneth L. 1977 Beyond Necessity: Art in the Folk Tradition.
Published on p. 110, cat. no. 54.