Powder Horn
c 1800

This horn was used for carrying gunpowder for a musket of the late 18th-early 19th centuries. It could be used for hunting or military purposes. George Washington Parke Custis was an avid hunter. He would have carried a horn like this during his hunts.

Horn. L 37, D 19.5 cm
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, ARHO 4253