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Object Name: Powder horn
Date: 1776
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Medium: Horn, wood, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 13 in. ( 7 x 10.8 x 33 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Carved horn powder horn with wooden cover over one end, with metal arch at the center encircled with metal studs, wood secured to horn with metal studs; horn incised with a ship, buildings and New York fort around the bottom; spout end ribbed in zig-zag pattern.
Credit Line: Purchase, Abbott-Lenox Fund
Object Number: 1983.8
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Marks: incised: along one side: "DANIEL PARKE HIS HORN MAID / IN NEW YORK SEPTEMbER ye 7 1776"

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This powder horn was made and used by Daniel Parke in New York City.


Purchased from Guthman Americana, 1983


"Battle of Brooklyn," New-York Historical Society, September 23, 2016 - January 08, 2017