Weapons, anonymous, c. 1590 - c. 1596

Weapons, anonymous, c. 1590 - c. 1596

harpoon, l 65.5cm × w 10cm. More details

Naturally, Barentsz’s ship and his crew were well armed. They had to be able to repel pirates, European rivals and potentially hostile Asian ships. On Nova Zembla the men used the weapons chiefly to defend themselves from aggressive polar bears.

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