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Hand Cannon

Gunsmith:
Inscribed by Kazuki Nobumichi (Japanese, active late 18th–early 19th century)
Date:
late 18th–early 19th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Iron, gold, silver, wood, brass
Dimensions:
L. 37 in. (94 cm)
Classification:
Firearms-Hand Cannon
Credit Line:
Gift of Marshall C. Lefferts, 1909
Accession Number:
09.49.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 377
The decoration on the barrel shows carp ascending a waterfall, symbolic of success in life.
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