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Maker(s):Forerunner of the Lake George School
Title:powder horn: Levi Whitney
Date Made:January 14, 1750
Materials:horn, wood: pine; base metal: brass
Place Made:United States; Massachusetts; Shrewsbury
Measurements:overall: 3 1/4 in x 13 1/4 in; 8.255 cm x 33.655 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2005.20.4
Credit Line:Historic Deerfield, The William H. Guthman Collection of American Engraved Powder Horns
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

Inscriptions: SHREWSBURY * JANUARY * 14 ADOMINI / LEVI * WHITNEY * HORN * 1750 / DIVEL / BRAZON SERPENT / LF. The double-line upper case block lettering with diagonal shading is nearly identical to that on the Crosby horn (#7), but is not so finely engraved. It appears to be by the same hand. A large snake runs the length of the horn and is labeled BRAZEN SERPENT. It is a biblical term from John 3:14-15. An octopus design within a dotted rectangle is captioned DIVEL. An incised border precedes the recessed portion. The plug has no border. The rounded pine plug has a small brass screw in the center for securing the carrying strap. Four Maltese crosses are stamped into the plug.

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