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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...

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Provenance

Descended in the donor's family; acquired by the donor in 1947 from his mother, Ethel M. Merritt.

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Harry T. and Ethel M. Merritt

about 1775

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

40.6 cm (16 in.)

Accession Number

1995.802

Medium or Technique

Horn, wood, leather

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Firearms