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gun~arquebus

1600/1600

British Museum

British Museum

Wheel-lock gun; barrel faceted, gilded and engraved with cable pattern; muzzle in form of monster; breech chased with elegant scrollwork, marine monsters and figures of Abundance and Cupid; lock plate, trigger guard, etc., elaborately chased in relief, the trigger guard in the form of a monster with head at the front and hind parts at the back; stock inlaid with delicate scrolls containing figures and animals, all in ivory.

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  • Title: gun~arquebus
  • Date Created: 1600/1600
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 158.10cm (total); Height: 5.00cm (barrel); Height: 22.00cm (total); Width: 9.00cm; Weight: 6703.00g
  • External Link: Explore this item on the British Museum's website
  • Registration number: WB.9
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