Miquelet Gun

Steel, wood, coral, silver, copper alloy, gold | 194.4cm | Lock and stock dated A.H. 1172/A.D. 1758-59; barrel, 18th century

Unknown Artist

Coral-inlaid firearms were a specialty of Algerian and Tunisian gunmakers in the eighteenth century. Shaped coral plaques were fitted into a silver framework to create a colorful decoration. The dey of Algiers presented examples to European rulers as...
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