Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jamestown Powder Horn by "Wild Willy" Frankfort

I was looking on Wild Willy’s website and the Jamestown Horn caught my eye. It is a late 17th century style flat “partitioned” horn.  It is about 13″ long and has three panels on both sides. The first panel is a map of the Roanok area with shipwreks, islands, and natives.  It is taken from one of the original Jamestown maps. The next panel is of the compass rose of the of the original map, and the last is a ship from the map. The top band states, “The pictures of sundry things from the voyage made by Sir Walter Raleigh Knight 1585.” The reverse side offers three panels of the natives from that area. The horn is covered in geometrics and has one applied ring and spout. 

Copy and photos supplied by Linda Shorb from Powder Horns and Friends.

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