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Maker(s):Bedford carver (attributed)
Culture:American (w. 1778-1785)
Title:powder horn: James Konkun
Date Made:1784
Type:Armament
Materials:horn, wood: pine; base metal: iron
Place Made:United States; New York; Bedford
Measurements:overall: 3 in x 12 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 31.75 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2005.20.73
Credit Line:Historic Deerfield, The William H. Guthman Collection of American Engraved Powder Horns
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield
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Description:
Powder horn inscribed "James*Kon*Kuns*Horn / Made*in*Bed*Ford*1784" and attributed to the Bedford carver (w. 1778-1785). This horn is in the same style as the Forman horn (#111), with identical calligraphy and a similarly detailed ship. Instead of formations of soldiers, however, this example has only a single uniformed soldier standing facing the stern of the ship.

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