Matchlock Gun



A matchlock musket, with horn prongs. The long barrel is made of iron and is braced by two lengths of wood, extending from the stock that are fitted with panels of engraved silver, decorated with foliage, that are bound to the barrel with silver wire. The stock is of wood with a silver engraved plate fitted to the end. Attached to the right hand side of the stock is a leather strap with additonal silk panels inserted. The lock is also decorated with a plate of engraved silver. At the end of the barrel a pair of antelope horn prongs are attached that can be rotated to act as a stand to rest the gun upon when in use. These too are decorated with silver plates. Attached to the barrel is a tablet woven strap decorated with swastikas and vertical bars.