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Matchlock Petronel

A work made of steel, iron, fruitwood, staghorn, and horn.
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  • A work made of steel, iron, fruitwood, staghorn, and horn.

Date:

1570/80

Artist:

French

About this artwork

Petronels were shot from the chest (their name comes from the French word for chest, poitrine). These crook-butted long guns were a popular stock design for a few decades at the end of the 16th century. They were soon supplanted by more practical shoulder stocks as the recoil resulted in chronic chest injuries.

Status

On View, Gallery 239

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Title

Matchlock Petronel

Place

France (Object made in)

Date

Made 1560–1590

Medium

Steel, iron, fruitwood, staghorn, and horn

Dimensions

L. 122 cm (48 1/2 in.) Barrel L. 101.6 cm (40 in.) Wt. 7 lb. 12 oz. Caliber .60

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1982.2263

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