Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cannon Barrel

Date:
1523
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
L. 29 1/2 in. (74.9 cm); Cal. .875in. (22.2 mm); Wt. 27 lb. 2 1/2 oz. (12.32 kg)
Classification:
Firearms-Cannon
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.1814
Not on view
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Collection, Sale Catalogue, Galerie Georges Petit. Paris: Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, June 10-14, 1895. lot 302.

Spitzer, Frédéric. La Collection Spitzer: Antiquité--moyen-âge--renaissance. Vol. VI. Paris: Maison Quantin, 1892. p. 103, no. 533.

Tarassuk, Leonid. "Model of a Basilisk by Petrus de Arena." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 24 (1989). pp. 189-197, ill.

Blackmore, Howard L. "The Take-Down Gun." Ordnance Society Journal 2 (1990). 1-4 (this type of cannon discussed).



Related Objects

Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor

Date: ca. 1510 Medium: Steel, gold, copper alloy Accession: 14.25.716b–f On view in:Gallery 373

Armet

Artist: Stamped with the armorer's name, LIONARDO (Italian, probably active in Milan, ca. 1440) Date: ca. 1440 Medium: Steel, copper alloy Accession: 42.50.2 On view in:Gallery 373

Field Armor of King Henry VIII of England (reigned 1509–47)

Date: ca. 1544 Medium: Steel, gold, textile, leather Accession: 32.130.7a–l On view in:Gallery 371

Burgonet

Artist: Filippo Negroli (Italian, Milan ca. 1510–1579) Date: dated 1543 Medium: Steel, gold, textile Accession: 17.190.1720 On view in:Gallery 374

Left Arm Defense (Vambrace) with Elbow Reinforce

Date: ca. 1450–60 Medium: Steel Accession: 29.150.7h On view in:Gallery 373