Coffret Date: late century Geography: Made in Upper Rhineland, Germany Culture: German Medium: Maple Dimensions: Overall: 3 x 7 x 5 in. x 20 x 14 cm) Classification: Woodwork-Furniture Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1955
Two arquebuses, type dated to the 15th century and owned by the Schützengilde (marksmen gilde) of Woldegk, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany est. 1514. No 1 length of 858 mm caliber 22 mm, weight of 5,65 kg. No 2 length 872 mm caliber 27 mm, weight of 8,5 kg. Both arquebuses were owned by the makrsmen guild since several hundred years and were still in use as salute guns in the 1930s.