Two portable cannons (jingals), anonymous, c. 1725 - c. 1760

Two portable cannons (jingals), anonymous, c. 1725 - c. 1760

forging, l 150.5cm × w 33.0cm × d 13.0cm More details

The king’s troops defended the city and the palace with heavy muskets that had to be mounted on a tripod before being fired. This support gave the weapon its name jingal (grasshopper). The Dutch seized two wall guns as booty during their military campaign against the Kingdom of Kandy in 1765.

On display in room 1.5