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Baldric

Title:
Baldric
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Leather, brass, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 6 in. ( 12.7 x 15.2 cm )
Description: 
Leather and brass baldric; rectangular, black leather-covered wooden box with brass sling swivels fastened to slanted sides, and cast brass eagle with shield on breast, three arrows in one talon, and branch in other talon fastened to shield-shaped leather flap.
Credit Line: 
Presented by Louise Madden on November 26, 1934
Object Number: 
INV.7849
Gallery Label: 
This cartridge box was probably part of a set of military accoutrements that belonged to John Madden.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group