Object Title

Pot

Pot

Date

1650

Object Number

IV.952

Physical Description

Its skull is made in two halves joined in a low, medial comb, and at the brim with one rivet at the front and one at the back. The comb is turned to the right and terminates above the main edge of the skull. The main edge of the skull has a partial inward turn except where the neckguard joins the skull. The main edge of the skull is bordered by a total of twelve rivets including the two mentioned above. Two of these rivets attach the neckguard. Two on each side have square washers retaining fragments of leathers that would have secured the missing cheekpieces. Five of the twelve rivets at the front of the skull are flushed to the outside. The single piece neckguard flares to its end and has a medial point. It is embossed to simulate three lames. Its main edge is inwardly turned and bordered by seven rivets flushed to the outside. Attached to the skull, by a pivot at either side, is a slightly rounded, centrally pointed peak with a plain, inwardly turned main edge. Its upward-flanged rear edge, forming the arms of the peak, is shaped to the skull and the base of the comb. Riveted to the rear of the peak is a triple-bar faceguard made of bars of rectangular section, welded together at the base to form a finial.


The pot is patinated and painted black inside. There is some lamination and scaling especially on the inside of the neckguard and one through crack on the left side of the skull.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull width 18 cm ( 7.25 in ), Skull depth 25 cm ( 9.75 in ), Skull height 16 cm ( 6.25 in ), Overall depth 40 cm ( 15.75 in ), Hieght of faceguard 22 cm ( 8.7 in ) Weight: 1.52 kg ( 3 lb 5.5 oz )

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places England