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Flintlock blunderbuss
2005.12.3
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This is a special creation from among Tipu Sultan’s firearms, displaying a 'Haydar' talismanic square and a gold-lined control mark, the tiger mask cipher of Tipu Sultan, and the tang has characteristic brief inscriptions also in gold koftgari.

History of the Object
This blunderbuss is from the Tipu Sultan armoury.

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Type
Weaponry 
Materials
Metal 
Measurements
Length 101 cm.  
Creator name
Asad-e Dindar 'Asad 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
India 
Geography
India 
Time period
AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century 
Creation date
18th Century;1797/1798; 12th Century AH (Islamic calendar) 
Function
For shooting 
Acquisition
Purchased from an auction house 
Copyright
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 
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Owner
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 
Museum
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 
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