Tipu's Cannon Gun


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The British forces took this beautiful ornate cannon from Srirangapatna after defeating and killing Tipu Sultan in the 4th Anglo-Mysore War in 1799 CE. Tipu is known to have used Tiger motif on his throne, weapons, jewellery, clothing, palace walls to create an image of himself as being a courageous and ferocious warrior. Today this piece is on display at the Royal Artillery Museum in England.