Belt Carrier with Powder Flask and Pouch for Chargers

German, Saxony

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375

This flask is of the type carried by the guard (Trabantenleibgarde) of the Elector of Saxony. Carved in relief with a pikeman dressed in early seventeenth-century costume, the boxwood flask retains its gilt bronze mountings as well as a velvet-covered chamois pouch, silk braided carrier, and belt hook. The pouch features three compartments for paper cartridges and additional pockets for bullets and buckshot.

Belt Carrier with Powder Flask and Pouch for Chargers, Velvet, metallic thread, leather, boxwood, bronze, gold, German, Saxony

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