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Powder Horn

Date:
ca. 1765
Geography:
Matanzas, Matanzas; Havana, La Habana
Culture:
Colonial American
Medium:
Horn (cow), wood, pigment
Dimensions:
L. 12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm); Diam. 3 in. (7.6 cm); Wt. 10 oz. (282 g)
Classification:
Firearms Accessories-Powder Horns
Credit Line:
The Collection of J. H. Grenville Gilbert, of Ware, Massachusetts, Gift of Mrs. Gilbert, 1937
Accession Number:
37.131.8
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 372
This powder horn is engraved with a view of Havana, Cuba, which was captured by British forces in 1762.
Inscription: Inscribed with names of places surrounding Havana, Cuba.
Paris. Petit Palais. "Trois millénaires d'art et de marine," March 4–May 2, 1965, no. 273.

Tallahassee. Museum of Florida History. "Powder Horns: In the Southern Tradition," May 16–July 31, 1985, pl. XIII.

Miami. Historical Museum of Southern Florida. "Powder Horns: In the Southern Tradition," August 23–November 15, 1985, pl. XIII.

Nashville. Tennessee State Museum. "Powder Horns: In the Southern Tradition," March 22–June 22, 1986, pl. XIII.

Montgomery. Alabama Department of Archives and History. "Powder Horns: In the Southern Tradition," July 1–October 2, 1986, pl. XIII.

New York. El Museo del Barrio. "Nueva York," September 15, 2010—February 15, 2011.

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