Powder horn

Native American, Penobscot
1825–1850


Dimensions

Length: 184.15 mm, 17.8 cm (7 1/4 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

2013.665

Medium or Technique

Horn (cattle?), incised decoration, paint, wood

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Designs of this sort appear painted on leather and bark, incised lightly in wood and horn, and applied in beaded embroidery.
 230-01

Provenance

Sold by George Blitz, Crompond, NY, to John Molloy Gallery, New York; sold by Molloy Gallery to James Frank, LaJolla, CA; consigned by Frank to Molloy Gallery; 2013, sold by Molloy Gallery to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

Partial gift of James Frank and the Frank B. Bemis Fund and Hilsinger Janson Fund for Native American Art