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Brass birth cannon, Borneo, 1801-1900
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Brass birth cannon, Borneo, 1801-1900
Brass birth cannon from Borneo, 19th century
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Work Type
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Date
1801-1900
Location
Borneo
Measurements
overall: 317 mm 52 mm, 1.743kg
Description
Brass birth cannon from Borneo, 19th century
Abstract patterns surround the muzzle of this brass birth canon. It comes from Borneo in South East Asia. It was reputedly used in the 1800s during difficult labours, possibly to scare off evil spirits. The canon has sights located along the top. A touch hole for ignition is near the back.
Abstract patterns surround the muzzle of this brass birth canon. It comes from Borneo in South East Asia. It was reputedly used in the 1800s during difficult labours, possibly to scare off evil spirits. The canon has sights located along the top. A touch hole for ignition is near the back.
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ID Number
co103957
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Image and original data from Science Museum Group
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