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Powder Horn

Date:
1755–83
Geography:
North Carolina; North Carolina
Culture:
American
Medium:
Horn (cow), wood
Dimensions:
L. 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm); Diam. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm); Wt. 7.7 oz. (218.3 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:
37.131.6a, b
Not on view
This powder horn is engraved with a map of the Middle Cherokee towns (the present county of Macon, North Carolina). It is decorated with scenes of men dueling and hunting, and also the royal arms of Great Britain.
Inscription: inscribed: The / Middle Settlement / of / CheroKees; inscribed: [various town names]
Mrs. J. H. Grenville Gilbert, Ware, Massachusetts, until 1937
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