Case and strap, cartouche

Maker
Hebbet & Co
Production date
1861
Description
Type used in Maori Wars; designed to hold wrapping papers for powders, wads and bullets for the old muzzle loading weapons.

Material: leather
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."

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/cartouche
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Media/Materials
Leather case and strap, metal studs
Measurements
approx. overall: 215 x 110 x 110mm
belt width: 60mm x length 1340mm
Department Collection Type
Credit line
Waikato Historical Society Collection
Courtesy of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1964/312/5

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