19 C. Indian Barutdan Powder Horn

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Origin: India

Date: mid - late 19 C.


Barutdan ( Or Baruddan) is the Indian class name for horns and flask for black powder. However, in the community of arms and armor  collection it refer mostly to the circle  shaped horn.  The circular shaped horn is also  common to many other cultures: Russia, Ottoman empire and Arab cultures to mention few.

The Barutdan offered here is Indian, mid to late 19 C. Made of black horn curved to shape, opened at its wide side and fixed with a bone / ivory cover and plug. The narrow side is closed with a ivory plug (fixed) as well. . carrying cord (Later) is attached to the horn via two brass rings

Diameter5 1/2 X 6 1/2 inches. Very good condition. Carrying cord and thread holding the plug are recent.



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