Cannon (Bastard Culverin) made for Henry II, King of France

Bronze | 313.7cm | c. 1550

Unknown Artist

Cast for Henry II of France (r. 1547–1559), this is one of very few royal pieces of ordnance known to survive from the French Renaissance, and among them it is one of the largest and also most profusely decorated examples. Of a type known as a couleu...
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