Case and strap, cartouche
Hebbet & Co
Type used in Maori Wars; designed to hold wrapping papers for powders, wads and bullets for the old muzzle loading weapons.
Colour: almost black
Form: Rectangular case, tin lining.
"Originally a cartouche in Egyptian hieroglyphs, was an ellipse with a horizontal line at one end, indicating that the text enclosed is a royal name, coming into use during the beginning of the Fourth Dynasty under Pharaoh Sneferu, replacing the earlier serekh."
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belt width: 60mm x length 1340mm
Courtesy of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato