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Powder Flask

Date:
ca. 1560–80
Culture:
French or Flemish
Medium:
Bronze, gold, wood, steel
Dimensions:
H. 11 1/8 in. (28.4 cm); W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Classification:
Firearms Accessories-Flasks & Primers
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.1507
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375
The decoration of the front panel combines motifs from French and Flemish ornament prints. The figure in the central oval represents Mars or another personification of war.
[Frédéric Spitzer, Paris, by 1882–d. 1890; his estate sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, June 10–14, 1895, no. 396, for Fr 1,200 to William Henry Riggs]; William Henry Riggs, Paris (1895–1914; his gift to MMA).
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "The Triumph of Humanism: A Visual Survey of the Decorative Arts of the Renaissance," October 22, 1977–January 8, 1978.

"La Collection Charles Stein." Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Courrier Europeen, de L'Art et de le Curiosite, 2, XXXIII

Galerie Georges Petit. Catalogue des Armes et Armures Faisant Partie de la Collection Spitzer. Paris: Galerie Georges Petit, June 10-14 1895.

Dean, Bashford, and Robert T. Nichol. Handbook of Arms and Armor: European and Oriental, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, edited by Stephen V. Grancsay. 4th ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 1930. p. 180, fig. 116.



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