Cannon

The use of cannons in the Malay world dates to before the 16th century. The Portuguese report the capture of thousands of cannon at Melaka in 1511 and in 1521. Pigafetta, a Venetian scholar and traveller, reports seeing them in Brunei on Magellan's historic voyage. Important centres of cannon production included Brunei, Aceh and Makassar.

Indigenous Name
meriam
Artist Name
Malay People
Date/Period
18th-19th centuries
Region
Malay Archipelago
Accession No.
Z-0047-A
Material
Bronze
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Keris and Weaponry