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Bullet Mold

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Description This bullet mold is associated with the so called "Turkish Hunting Set," and fits into a velvet compartment in the large Parisian Devisme case (Walters 64.165). Overall, the gilded steel bullet mold is ornamented with foliate scrollwork and tiny dots. The bullet was made by packing the bullet powder into the recesses of the mold and pressing together. The desired result would be a small ball bullet about the size of a .58 caliber, which is similar to the measurements on the powder flasks (Walters 51.83) but differs from the caliber of the associated Ottoman gun (Walters 51.84) of the "Turkish Hunting Set."

Examined and cleaned in preparation for exhibition.

Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969TreatmentExamined, cleaned
  • Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. 2015-2016.
Provenance Robert S. Pardo, Istanbul; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1903; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903

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19th century
gilded steel
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
Bullet mold closed L: 6 9/16 × W: 1 7/8 × D: 7/8 in. (16.6 × 4.7 × 2.3 cm); Bullet mold fully open W: 6 1/4 in (15.8 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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