19th Century Bone Powder Horn
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
Content Description: This 19th century bone powder horn is decorated with many masonic and other popular symbols. The cross, the anchor, and the star symbolize faith, hope and charity. The crescent and star represent divinity and sovereignty in Mohammedanism. The frog alludes to the popular fairy tale in which the prince is turned into a frog by the wicked witch and can only be changed back by a kiss from a pretty woman.