253031, cannon

Catalog Number 253031
Cultural Affiliation Sulu Moro
Continent Asia
Country Philippines
Region Sulu Archipelago
Island Mindanao
Province Jolo Island
Collector L. H. Fuchs
Expedition L. H. Fuchs
Accession Lot Number 2664
Year of Accession 1959
Original Name Lantaka
Materials metal; brass
Catalog Description 1) cannon
2) Cannon (lantaka). Made and used by Moro warriors and pirates in Sulu (and also by Moro groups in Basilan Island and Mindanao). Used in forts and on board war dugouts on sea. Sizes ranging from 18" to 5', and weighing from 5 lbs. to 500 lbs. Ornamented with designs.

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