Object Title

Gauntlet

Gauntlet

Date

1500

Object Number

III.1385

Provenance

Rugby School. Subsequently part of the J. F. R. Winsbury Collection.

Physical Description

The cuff is pointed, made in one piece, embossed with two chevrons following the point and with a transverse ridge at the wrist. The metacarpal plate, which overlaps the cuff, also encircles the wrist, and is joined by two rivets in lobes. To it is riveted a knuckle plate and to that a pointed phalangeal plate, which has a recessed border at its main edge. All other edges are plain, that of the cuff bordered by modern flush rivets, that around the inside of the wrist bordered by a row of original flush rivets. Across the middle of the phalangeal plate is a row of four rivet holes for finger scales. The wrist plate is fitted with a restored modern thuimb defence of five scales. The upper corners of the finger plate have broken off and have riveted repairs. The exterior is patinated.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 341 mm; width: 110 mm Weight: 475 g

Inscriptions and Marks

no marks

Notes

Compare Italian examples without fluting but otherwise similar structure, Sanctuary B2 (Boccia 1982, tav. 289-90), the right gauntlets of B3 (Boccia 1982, tav 319) and B4 (Boccia 1982, tav. 354).