This bronze Asian cannon bears ideogrammatical inscriptions on the platband of the breech and on the bearings. The handles have been carved into the shape of dolphins. This piece was seized from the Vietnamese armies in 1863.


  • Title: Asian cannon
  • Date Created: 19th century
  • Location Created: Hannah (Viet Nam)
  • Physical Dimensions: caliber: 90 mm / 0,43 (w) x 0,42 (h) x 1,52 (l) m, 381 kg
  • Provenance: acquisition date: 2012 (inventory checking)
  • Subject Keywords: Artillery, Explosive
  • Type: Canon
  • Rights: Photo (C) Paris - Musée de l'Armée, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Fanny Reynaud
  • Medium: Bronze, Fonte
  • Inventory: 2012.0.463

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