Ottoman cannon

Ca'fer el-Mu'allim (Smelter)1581

Musée de l'Armée - Hôtel des Invalides

Musée de l'Armée - Hôtel des Invalides
Paris, France

This bronze Ottoman cannon was created in 1581 in Algiers by founder Ca'fer el-Mu'allim.
The cannon is decorated with friezes of foliage motifs along its entire length. It also has two cartridges at the first reinforce with Arabic characters that say "created by Ca'far (Djafer) the Instructor (el-Muàllim) in Algiers /
Made by order of the powerful Emir Djajezuhlah Pacha, May God protect him. Beginning of the month of Ramadan 985.
Under the powerful reign of the Sultan, son of the sultan, Sultan Selim Han, may God protect his power. "


  • Title: Ottoman cannon
  • Creator: Ca'fer el-Mu'allim (Smelter)
  • Date Created: 1581
  • Location Created: Ottoman Empire
  • Physical Dimensions: 0,57 (w) x 0,47 (h) x 2,87 (l) m, 1991 kg
  • Provenance: acquisition date: 1830 (military conquest)
  • Subject Keywords: Artillery, Plant motifs, Siege of Alger
  • Type: Canon
  • Medium: Bronze, Fonte
  • Inventory: 2012.0.464

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