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powder flask
  • Country Unknown
  • powder flask, late 1800s–2007
  • metal, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 17 x 9 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 11/16 x 3 1/2 x 1 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0397

This is a metal canister with a narrow top and wide rounded bottom. It has a raised seam all the way around except at the opening, and two small loops for a strap on the narrow portion. The narrow end of the is open and has a band of a different kind of metal than the body with two narrow bands. The inside of this metal band is threaded to receive a stopper or lid.