Object Title

Throat defence

Throat defence

Date

about 1600

Object Number

XXVIA.102 E

Provenance

Acquired in India by Lady Clive, wife of Edward, 2nd Lord Clive (Governor of Madras), between 1798 and 1800, and brought back to England in 1801; displayed in the 'Elephant Room' at Powis Castle. Placed on loan to the Tower Armouries in 1949 for conservation. Presented to the Armouries in lieu of death duty by the Earl of Powis, 1962.

Physical Description

The throat defence comprises some 1,046 plates. It has a straight rear edge, extends up to the shoulders, and its front edge has a medial cusp for the lower jaw. It is made of columns of plates like those on the shaffron, with a broad band of mail at the centre.

Materials

Dimensions

Throat defenceLength2510mm
Throat defenceWeight12kg
Throat defenceWidth750mm

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Notes

Suffixed for transportation and storage purposes on 17/06/2013.