Model of a Javanese proa

Made:
1850 in Java and Java and
maker:
Unknown

Rigged model, scale 1:24, of a 'Model of a Javanese proa', with typical tripod mast arrangment, low bow, a steering oar at each quarter and a swivel gun just forward, from the Java and Flores Seas, unsigned, 1850

Model of a Javanese proa, c.1850. Scale 1:24 Similar craft are shown in 7th century sculptures at Borobudur

Details

Category:
Water Transport
Object Number:
1929-1114
Materials:
cotton (fibre), cotton (textile), paint, wood (unidentified)
type:
sailing vessel
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • watercraft
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Victoria and Albert Museum, Indian Section
status:
Permanent collection

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