Lahore, Zamzama Gun

Lahore, Zamzama Gun

ca. 1902
13.60x
8.95cm

The gun in front of Lahore Museum that was made famous in Rudyard Kipling's novel Kim which begins "He sat, in defiance of municipal orders, astride the gun Zam-Zammah on her brick platform opposite the old Aijab Ghar–the Wonder House, as the natives called Lahore Museum. Who holds Zam-Zammah, that 'fire-breathing dragon,' holds the Punjab, for the great green bronze piece is always first of the conqueror's loot."