A rare Arabian priming flask
A rare Arabian priming flask talahiq probably from the Hijaz or Asir, 18th or early 19th Century. The goat’s horn body with 3 large silver mounts decorated with fine granulation, iron suspension rings and plain back panels, the spout of brass and with an iron end cap. Painted with an old collection number. See R. Elgood “The Arms and Armour of Arabia” Scolar Press 1994 p 48.
Overall length 7¼” (18.5cms)