About this object

A badly corroded matchlock rifle. Several parts including the stand are missing. The wooden butt, stock and barrel bands have the appearance of having been burnt.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Weapon
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    1867 before
  • Materials
    Iron; Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer, 1867
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1867 before
  • Measurements
    250 mm x 1480 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: it is difficult to say with any certainty that this is Tibetan, there is no decoration, the wood is blown and the iron barrel badly corroded. It could be from any part of South Asia or surrounding Tibetan areas.
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Associated Person, previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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