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Object description

  • Penobscot artist
  • Powder horn, 1725
  • Horn, wood, metal
  • Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada
  • L: 11 5/8 in, dia.: 3 in (L: 29.5 cm, dia.: 7.6 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Stephen Wheatland, 1973
  • E50294


Engraved, "EB 1725".


This is a carved powder horn with a wooden plug in the wide end, sedured with metal nails. A layer of horn has been removed toward the small end and separated from the rest of the powder horn with a serrated triangle border. This section is ornamented with floral patterns along with an "I" and a "TC"The rest of the powder horn is heavily decorated with geometric patterns, hearts and a building. "EB 1725" is engraved in the object within the decorative patterns.

Exhibition History

  • Power and Beauty: A New Native American Art Gallery at the Peabody Essex Museum, Peabody Essex Museum; 2003 through 2005
  • Sacred Circles: Two Thousand Years of North American Indian Art, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art; 1976 through 1977
  • New England Begins: The Seventeenth Century, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; May 05, 1982 through October 22, 1982