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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 dʹArt et de Marine," March 4–May 2, 1965, no. 273.

Tallahassee. Museum of Florida History. "Powder Horns: In the Southern Tradition," May 1–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 25–June 17, 1986, pl. XIII.

Montgomery. Alabama Department of Archives and History. "Powder Horns: In the Southern Tradition," July 10–October 2, 1986, pl. XIII.

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

Musée du Petit Palais. Trois Millénaires dʹArt et de Marine: Petit Palais, Paris, 4 Mars–2 Mai. Paris: Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris, 1965. p. 396, no. 273.

Museum of Florida History and Florida History Associates. Powder Horns In the Southern Tradition. [Florida?]: Florida History Associates, 1985. pl. XIII.



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