Landsknecht with Firearm

Catalog No. (T139)

Pottery, threaded relief, 1.0L, pewter lid.

A Landsknecht was a feudal serf used for military purposes by his master. These �soldiers� were often traded between landowners and were, in a sense, the equivalent of modern mercenaries, with the important difference that they were not free to choose their employer.

The early firearm being carried in this depiction appears to have a �wheellock� ignition system, which did not exist in Germany until around 1620, making this particular Landsknecht one of the last of his kind.

Price Range: $100-$150

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