Object Title

Model culverin and carriage

Model culverin and carriage

Object Number

XIX.409

Provenance

Purchased from Christies, East New York

Physical Description

A small bronze cannon mounted on a wooden wheeled carriage. It is similar to the early wrought type of culverin common in the fifteenth century. The barrel is punctuated by a nymber of hoops representing the hoop and stave construction.The wooden carriage is composed of two parts: the main carriage and the bed. The bed is hinged at the muzzle end and the rear of the bed passes through an upright frame. Transvers pegs pass through the frame upon which the end of the bed rests. By removing the peg and tilting the bed the gun could be elevated. The wheels are composed of eight spokes and felloes and are bound in brass

Dimensions

Dimensions: 26cm length, 16cm width