Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 5" H x 15" W x 4" D
Engraved steer horn.
This powder horn is inscribed Robart Holmes, Ft. Edward 1758, and was used during the French and Indian War.
During the colonial period, cattle horns were used by woodsmen and by soldiers for storing gunpowder in a safe, dry place. The horns also became decorative objects as they were personalized by the owner. Makers carved names, initials, dates, flags, battles and even full maps on the exterior of the horns.