An incised American powder horn attributed to the 'Mementos Mori' carver
The Roman Wetmore horn
The 12 inch cow horn featuring an architectural rendering of the city of Albany and a landscape detailing the Hudson River with buildings variously inscribed with abbreviated identification: (Half)Moon, S-(till)Water, Saratoga and (Fort)Miller. Balance of horn intermittently incised with floral motifs, a small fort and several animals, including a serpent, a stag and an owl as well as some unfinished motifs including a fort and a soldier's legs. The inner curve with a large, framed rectangle enclosed by a crosshatched scrollwork border and inscribed Roman Wetmore/Oswego, Aug. 6, 1760 with a small serpent beside the date. Lower edge with a border of triangles and leaf forms above the flat wooden plug. Upper 4 inches inlet below the single ring spout, this above an incised border, half dentate and half scrollwork.
Condition: Showing wear and scattered marks; spout probably reduced and showing chipping and cracks; replaced plug; the lower edge slightly reduced.