Berber Musket From Northern Morocco: Silver and Ivory

 

 

A lovely Berber Musket from Northern Africa, Morocco. The dark wooden stock decorated exquisitely with inlaid silver, and red lac, overlaid with scrolling silverwork, and inlaid panels of engraved camelbone or ivory, and studded with silver. The flaring triangular butt ending with a large slab of ivory. Silver panels, one large one to the underside finly engraved and inlaid with red and black lacquer. The large steel snaphaunce flitlock mechanism retaining its original flint striker. The barrel with multiple chiselled silver cappucine bands, original steel ramrod. A small silver coin fixed to the trigger guard dates the gun to 1299 hijri, 1881 C.E.

http://www.ashokaarts.com/shop/search?q=Africa

Next Post
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: