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>>1751 Rajput zamindar
Subjectज़मींदार zamīndār noble
Culture: Rajput
Setting: Maratha wars / late Mughal empire, Hindustan 18th-early 19thc
Objectbandukh toradar matchlock musket, barutdan gunpowder horn

 Curious House * 
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​Royal Armouries Museum > Oriental Gallery *
"Powder flask (barutdan)  Indian, Rajasthan, 19th century
This wooden powder flask is carved in the shape of a sea monster (makara). The whole is lacquered black with painted decoration.  On either side of the body is painted a Rajput lady holding a flask and a cup." ...

​* Royal Armouries Museum > War Gallery
"Matchlock musket (toradar)  Indian, Awadh (Oudh), early 19th century"

* Royal Armouries Museum > War Gallery
"Matchlock musket (toradar)  Central Indian, Narwar, 19th century" ....
Museu do Oriente *
"POWDER FLASK  Gujarat?  North India?  17th century  Ivory, brass, lacquer(?) ...
This type of piece was first produced for western markets and with exports to European precise objects beginning in the late 16th century as Europe. [SIC]  Given the fragility of the material and decoration, this powder flask was an adornment used for hunting.