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Belt Carrier with Powder Flask and Pouch for Chargers

Date:
early 17th century
Geography:
Saxony
Culture:
German, Saxony
Medium:
Velvet, metallic thread, leather, horn, bronze, gold
Dimensions:
L. 15 3/4 in. (40 cm)
Classification:
Firearms Accessories-Flasks & Primers
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry Walters, 1926
Accession Number:
26.259.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375
Said to be from the Gewehrkammer of the electors in the Johannaeum, Dresden; sale, American Art Association, New York, November 19–20, 1926, no. 384, to MMA with funds of Henry Walters).
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