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Powder Flask with Spanner, Primer, and Bullet Compartment

late 16th century
Augsburg or Nuremberg
German, Augsburg or Nuremberg
Bronze, gold
L. 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm); W. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 1 oz. (481.9 g)
Firearms Accessories-Powder Horns
Credit Line:
Gift of Christian A. Zabriskie, 1936
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375
The relief decoration on the front includes hunting scenes. The engraving on the back shows the coat of arms of the Bavarian nobleman Hans Albrecht von Closen.
Inscription: Engraved on the back: ·HANNS·ALWERRECHT·VONN·CLOSNN· (the name of the Bavarian nobleman Hans Albrecht von Closen), along with his coat of arms.
Ex. coll.: Richard Zschille, Grossenhain, Saxony, Germany; Samuel H. Austin, Philadelphia; Frank Gair Macomber, Boston; Christian A. Zabriskie.
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