Wheel-lock Harquebus - inv. 2170

Southern Germany (c. 1585)

Wheel-lock Harquebus
steel   wood   bone  
1205 mm, 915 mm, diametro 16 mm, 3916 g
1879 bequest Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli
Inv. 2170


The stock of this harquebus is made of walnut encrusted with bone with incisions. The lid of the container of the bullets is decorated with a gentleman dressed in the fashion of the day, with a dagger at his side. The gentleman’s distinctive costume helps date the harquebus to about 1585.