Culverin or canon by Pollonio di Niccolo Perusini

This canon is notable among surviving pieces of early ordnance in bearing the date, place and name of the founder.

Details

Medium:
Copper alloy, probably bronze
Dimensions:
84 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £45,000)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Daniel Katz Ltd

It is rare to find this combination of foundry skill and high relief, elaborate decoration (which is of the bearded heads of satyrs).

Provenance

Peter Finer; Galerie Ratton-Ladriere; Daniel Katz Ltd.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Entry details

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