Powder Horn

Colonial American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 372

A powder horn, a container usually made from an animal horn, is used for carrying gunpowder. This example is engraved with the owner's name, Peter Myer; the British coat of arms, and a map of the forts in the Hudson and Mohawk valleys.

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Powder Horn, Horn (cow), wood, Colonial American

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