Museo Galileo
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Case for military instruments
    • Setting:
      Room VI
    • Maker:
    • Date:
      17th cent.
    • Materials:
      case: leather; instruments: iron, brass
    • Dimensions:
      length 310 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Case for military instruments (Inv. 620)

Leather case shaped like a dagger sheath with gilt tooling. Divided into seven compartments, it now contains six iron and brass items: four rods for packing gunpowder into a harquebus or pushing shot into a gun; a gunner's level with a plumb bob; and a knife. Provenance: Medici collections.