Powder Horn

American, Charleston, South Carolina

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A powder horn is a container usually made from an animal horn, and it is used for carrying gunpowder. This example is engraved with a rendition of the walled city of Charles Town, South Carolina (the name was changed to Charleston in 1783). In the recesses of the engraving some of the black and vermillion coloring is still preserved. This powder horn was acquired along with a shoulder belt (acc. no. 39.87b) in 1939. The belt is currently displayed with a different powder horn (37.131.16a).

Powder Horn, Horn (cow), wood (cherry), American, Charleston, South Carolina

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