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 islands as well. Various expeditions were mounted to subjugate the rulers in the outlying districts and to combat piracy. These cannons were seized during the battles. They were made in Southeast Asia, except for an old Dutch East India Company cannon of 1667.

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