Powder Horn


From: Tibet

Curatorial Section: Asian

Object Number 51-4-57
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tibetan
Provenience Tibet
Date Made pre 1935
Section Asian
Materials Yak Horn | Metal | Beads
Iconography Dragon

Section of yak horn; metalwork with dragons probably from Chinese armor; jewel studding of turquoise and false coral; woven tape sling. Measuring device on top. Small powder horn used for priming, made of end of yak horn, has ingenius spring device for opening. Bullet pouch with crude hand-cast lead pellets.

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number 140 - Other Number

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