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


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).