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> GC0275 STUNNING BRUNEI CANNON 920mm ISLAMIC LANTAKA Brass Bronze Borneo Antique Aged
STUNNING BRUNEI CANNON 920mm ISLAMIC LANTAKA Brass Bronze Borneo Antique Aged
Shipping Price: USD 210.00
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Posted: 30th Aug 14
Updated: 25th Sep 14
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Borneoartifact item number: GC 0275
A stunning antique Islamic Lantaka / Cannon from Brunei, note beautiful flora patterns on the cannon running from Touch-Hole all the way through to the Pin section.
Islamic Lantaka do not display animal figurines (such as crocodile, serpent, frog, tortoise etc) on their cannon.
A full inspection has been made and it is damage free, never repaired.
100% Brass/bronze casted, inside out, will never rust.
Permit: We have authorized permits from Sarawak Museum to export,certify and support the authenticity of this cannon, have a peace of mind when receiving our goods.
No extra charges is needed for this permit.
It will take 7-10 working days to process the permit.
With the permit this cannon can be legally imported to any country.
Length: 92 cm / 36.2 inches
Diameter(largest point): 10 cm / 3.9 inches
Bore diameter: 3 cm / 1.2 inch
Rare feature: Heavily decorated all around the Touch-Hole.
Weight: 16.4 kg / 36 lb
After packing: 23 kg / 50 lb.
The art of metal-casting was known in the Brunei Sultanate as long as the 16th century.
Early trade with China, India and the Middle East may have ushered in the craft along with the forms and decorative motifs.
Value and purpose of cannon:
2.)Fighting and defense
4.)Marking Royal Occasion
5.) Conferring of Awards and Title
6.) Currency and Status Symbol
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