Aug 13, 2019
Aug 13, 2019

Primer

Primer

1700s

Carved horn

Overall: 11.5 x 9.6 cm (4 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.62

Did you know?

This hunting accessory was carved out of horn.

Description

A priming flask is used to hold and pour fine gun powder into the priming pan of a gun. Scenes of hunting were a favorite decoration on these accessories.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Arms & Armor
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Arms and Armor
Medium: 
Carved horn

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