Powder Horn - BARUTDAN
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Powder Horn - BARUTDAN

São Roque

Date 17th century

Period 1600-1750, 17th century

Medium Iron, gold

Dimension 19.5 cm (7⁷/₁₀ inches)

Iron and gold (Kundan) 17th century Mughal powder flask. Shaped as a small horn, an ancestral prototype replicated in a variety of materials such as metal, ivory and jade, this powder horn or "barutdan", follows typical Indian Mughal period models.
Similalry shaped objects were also produced in precious materials, such as the 18th century nephrite jade lion's head example at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London (inv. no. 02585 (IS)

Date: 17th century

Period: 1600-1750, 17th century

Medium: Iron, gold

Dimension: 19.5 cm (7⁷/₁₀ inches)

Provenance: Spanish private collection

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