Cannon, Anonymous, before 1745

Cannon, Anonymous, before 1745

bronze, h 54cm × w 181cm × d 77cm × l 98cm × d 43cm. More details

Lewuke, the disawa (district chief) of the Four Korales, presented this costly cannon to the King of Kandy in 1745. The cannon displays the king’s symbols: a sun, a half moon and a Sinhalese lion. Salutes were fired from it to welcome visitors. The Dutch took it as booty during the military campaign in 1765.

On display in room 1.5

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