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From North West Scotland

Postcard of Powder-horn.
© National Museums Scotland


This richly-decorated powder-horn, made from a cow's horn, dates from 1694. It probably comes from the north-west of Scotland.

The inner edge of the horn is inscribed with the words 'Seck Me Not I Pray The My Mester Vil Deney The Eat Les And Booy' [Seek me not I pray thee, eat less and buy one].

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Online ID: 000-100-000-832-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.LK 1
Date: 1694
4th April 1694
Material: Inscription: On inner edge: SECK . ME . NOT . I . PRAY . THE . MY . MEATER . VIL . DENEY . THE . FAT . LES . APRYL 4 . YEAR . OF . GOD 1694 . AND BODY . FEAR . GOD . IN HEAT .
Dimensions: 320 mm L x 100 mm W x 28 mm D
What: Powderhorn
Subject: Powder-horns (NMAS Classification)
Description: Flattened powder-horn, ornamented on the inner edge, and inscribed SECK.ME.NOT,I.PRAY.THE.MY.MESTER.VIL.DENEY.THE.FAT.LES.APRYL 4.YEAR.OF.GOD 1694.AND.BODY.FEAR.GOD.IN.HEAT
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