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Powder Flask

Date:
ca. 1670–80
Culture:
German
Medium:
Ivory, copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm); Diam. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification:
Firearms Accessories-Flasks & Primers
Credit Line:
Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gift, 2012
Accession Number:
2012.341
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375
This flask combines several techniques for working ivory. The main surfaces are lathe-turned in concentric circles, the center carved in low relief, and the edges carved in high relief with hunters and their prey.
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