Dated 1573; German
Brass; 185 x 151 x 16 mm
This instrument is a simple gunner's level in the form of a set square.
What makes the instrument unusual amongst examples of the gunner's level is the decorative scheme chosen by the maker: a depiction of Jonah appearing out of the mouth of the Whale - at first sight not the most obvious choice for an instrument made to be used on the field of battle, but a charming one nevertheless.
British Museum, London
Registration no. MLA 1896,8-5.1
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