Captured Ordnance, anonymous, 1667

Captured Ordnance, anonymous, 1667

bronze, l 172cm × d 22cm Catalogue entry

After Java was brought entirely under Dutch rule during the Java War (1825–1830), the Dutch sought to gain control of the other Indonesian islands as well. Various military expeditions were mounted to force the rulers of these islands to recognize Dutch authority. These cannons were seized during those battles. One is an old Dutch East India Company cannon of 1667.

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