Object Title

Hand cannon

Hand cannon

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIF.165

Provenance

Purchased February 1983.

Physical Description

Wooden stock carved with a makara or ghariol at the front, possibly designed for attachment to the prow of a boat. The wrought iron barrel flares to the muzzle and has a curved tiller at the breech, which is pierced with a touch-hole. It is attached by two staples to the stock.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 150.3cm (59.3in), gun length: 89.8cm (35.4in) Weight: 12.43kg (27lb 8oz)

Calibre

4.4cm (1.7in)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Burma