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

Powder Horn

Date:
dated 1749
Geography:
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Culture:
Colonial American, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Medium:
Horn (cow), wood
Dimensions:
L. 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm); Diam. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); Wt. 12.2 oz. (345.9 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:
37.131.23
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 372
This horn is one of the earliest dated American engraved powder horns in existence. It is engraved with the owner's name, Asa Hapgood, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Inscription: Inscribed: SHREWSBURY NOVEMBER THE 9 1749 / ASA HAPGOOD HIS HORN;
also: J A L T.
Guthman, William H. Drums A'beating, Trumpets Sounding. Artistically Carved Powder Horns in the Provincial Manner, 1746-1781. Hartford, Connecticut: The Connecticut Historical Society, 1993. p, 83, no. 8.