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Object Number:CG98-1-78
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Moroccan
Provenience: Morocco
Period: 19th century
Date Made: 1800-1899
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:African
Materials:Steel
Silver
Ivory
Wood
Technique:Inlaid
Niello
Length: 160.5 cm
Width: 15 cm

Description

Muzzle loading Musket/Long Rifle - "Kabyle Camel gun" / "Makhala" or "Mekhala". Long narrow steel barrel with steel ramrod in place held by silver barrel bands. Steel snaphauce firing mechanism, ignited by flint (not present). Bone/ivory inlay and cutout metal design. On underside and trigger decorated with niello ornamentation in black, blue and red. Wood stock - type unkown/broken.


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