Powder Flask, carved wood with black stand

Gunpowder Flask, 20th century



The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fundexpand_more  89.61.2a,b

Not on Viewexpand_more

Firearms were used by 19th century Congo hunters and warriors but were relatively rare. These smooth bore muskets were muzzle-loaders which were charged with loose powder and ball. Accessories such as this gun powder flask were specially decorated to reflect the power and importance of the men who carried them.

Gunpowder Flask
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Powder Flask, carved wood with black stand