Probably made by Lt. Amos Avery (born in 1757)
Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
40.6 cm (16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Horn, wood, leather
Lurie-Marks Gallery (Gallery 138)
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.
Descended in the donor's family; acquired by the donor in 1947 from his mother, Ethel M. Merritt.
Gift of the Children of Harry T. and Ethel M. Merritt