Author Archive ‘’

Wheel-lock hunting gun

Wheel-lock hunting gun Germany, around 1600 Drawn barrel of blued steel; walnut stock with engraved bone inlays Length 130 cm, calibre 1.8 cm W1491 In the old German empire, the Holy Roman Empire, hunting was a privilege reserved for princes and noblemen; farmers and citizens were forbidden to...

Wheel-lock pistol

Wheel-lock pistol Nuremberg, around 1585 Wheel lock by Wolf Stopler Steeled iron, wrought, filed, polished; walnut stock with engraved bone inlays Length 46.5 cm, width 7.5 cm calibre 1.41 cm W 2785 The smallest type of gun, the pistol, which can be fired with one hand, is...

Point of a hunting spear

Point of a hunting spear German (Nuremberg?), 16th century Steeled iron, etched and blackened Height 26.5 cm, width 16.2 cm depth 1.8 cm W 2866 In nealy all cultures there has been a tendency for the ancient long weapon, the lance or spear, to become a symbol of power or...

East India Company

East India Company The imposition and Our Resilience This symbol of the East Indian company which originated in Europe came to India for plundering its natural reserves. It not only did so but also changed the nature dependent political structure into a centralized industrial setup called India. But...