Object Title

Powder flask

Powder flask

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

XXVIF.91

Physical Description

The flask is of slender recurved black buck horn with a pear shaped ivory plug at the point. The nozzle at the base is also of ivory and secured to the horn with eight small ivory dowels. It is carved in the form of a monster's head devouring a goat. The eyes and nostrils are inlaid in black horn. The suspension ring is missing.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The length is 250 mm. Weight: The weight is 0.074 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

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