L. 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm); Diam. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); Wt. 12.7 oz. (360 g)
Firearms Accessories-Powder Horns
The Collection of J. H. Grenville Gilbert, of Ware, Massachusetts, Gift of Mrs. Gilbert, 1937
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 372
A powder horn, a container usually made from an animal horn, is used for carrying gunpowder. This example is engraved with the owner's name, Peter Myer; the British coat of arms, and a map of the forts in the Hudson and Mohawk valleys.
Inscription: Inscribed: PETER / MYER / HISS / HORN / ANO 1759
Nickel, Helmut. "Arms and Armor From the Permanent Collection." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 49, no. 1 (Summer 1991).