The Krieghoff Gun of the Year 2022
“Naresuan the Great”
Unveiled at the IWA Trade Show in Nuremberg, Germany, held 3rd - 6th March 2022.
The Gun of the Year 2022 takes the observer into the rich history of Thailand (formerly Kingdom of Ayutthaya). Creative Art's engravers meticulously capture famous events during the reign of 16th-century King Naresuan, nicknamed "the Great" for his success and popularity.
Naresuan's legendary duel with the Burmese crown prince Mingyi Swa is depicted in wonderful detail on the left side of the receiver. Here, as on all the other sides, Naresuan the Great is highlighted with fine gold detailing.
The Battle of the Satong River is presented on the opposite side of the receiver. It is shown how King Naresuan was able to rout the enemy troops with his legendary shot and gained independence of Ayutthaya as a result.
The underside of the action shows the king in magnificent robes pouring out holy water. With this gesture he symbolically declared the independence of Ayutthaya from Burma.
The elephants, the soldiers and of course the king are all engraved in lifelike relief. The work of art is framed by Thai ornamentation.
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