Forensic Fashion
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>>1817 Sinhalese vidane
Subject: විදානෙ vidane chief / headman
Culture: Sinhalese
Setting: colonial resistance, Kandy kingdom, Sri Lanka 18th - early 19thc
Objectmusket and accessories
Royal Armouries Museum > Oriental Gallery *
"Matchlock musket  Sri Lankan, late 17th century  The shape of the stocks of Sri Lankan muskets is quite distinctive.
  This one was a matchlock, though its lock is lost.  It was made to be shot left-handed; the lock was on the left of the stock.
  A similar gun in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, is fitted with a Russian lock."
"Powder flask  Sri Lankan, 18th century  Made from a black cowhorn lacquered with yellow and red.  The base plug and stopper are both missing."