Powderhorn

about 1775
Probably made by Lt. Amos Avery (born in 1757)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

40.6 cm (16 in.)

Accession Number

1995.802

Medium or Technique

Horn, wood, leather

On View

Lurie-Marks Gallery (Gallery 138)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Firearms

Powderhorn with engraved decoration, including the British coat of arms with lion, crown, and unicorn, a large sailing vessel, and many Revolutionary War sites in and around Boston, including hills, waterways, and other landscape features; inscribed “Lieutenant Amos Avery 1775” Leather strap a replacement; stopper missing; new screw in center of base.

Provenance

Descended in the donor's family; acquired by the donor in 1947 from his mother, Ethel M. Merritt.

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Harry T. and Ethel M. Merritt