Object photography

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Object description

  • Plains artist
  • Powder horn, late 19th century
  • Horn, leather, wood, cotton
  • Great Plains, United States
  • horn L: 13 7/8 in, W: 3 7/8 in, D: 3 3/4 in; pouch L: 11 in, D: 12 in
  • Gift of Mr. Harry L. Damon, 1965
  • E23963


This is a powder horn made from a cow's horn with a shoulder strap of white (now stained a brownish green) manufacture, and a bag for holding shot made out of tanned buckskin. The powder horn is attached to the top of the pouch with leather thongs. There is a leather fringe around the outside of the pouch. The leather pouch has been patched and sewn back together in multiple places.