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Powder Flask

Date:
late 17th century
Culture:
German
Medium:
Ivory, silver, gold, steel
Dimensions:
H. 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm); Diam. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
Classification:
Firearms Accessories-Flasks & Primers
Credit Line:
Gift of Bernice and Jerome Zwanger, 2007
Accession Number:
2007.479.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375
The finely carved scenes represent hunters and horsemen. Given its quality and materials, this flask must have been made to accompany a lavishly decorated hunting rifle (for example, acc. nos. 28.125 and 42.50.8).
Nickel, Helmut, William Reid, Ian Eaves, Mario Scalini, Claude Gaier, Álvaro Soler Del Campo, Jean-Pierre Reverseau, Jan Piet Pyupe, Donald J. La Rocca, Jeffrey Forgeng, Jonathan Tavares, Dirk H. Breiding, Pierre Terjanian, and Mr. Ronald S. Lauder. The Armorer's Art: Essays in Honor of Stuart Pyhrr, edited by Donald J. La Rocca. Woonsocket, Rhode Island: Andrew Mowbray Inc. – Publishers, 2014. Frontispiece.



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