Object Title

Skull cap

Skull cap

Date

1500-1530

Object Number

IV.276

Provenance

Possibly Tower Arsenal

Physical Description

Hemispherical, made in one piece, with cutouts over the ears. The lower edge has a flange forming a slight peak at the front and a short tail at the rear. It is bordered by a series of lining rivet holes.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height 135 mm (6.5 in); width 185 mm (7.3 in); depth 214 mm (8.4 in) Weight: 910 g

Bibliographic References

G Rimer, T Richardson and J P D Cooper, Henry VIII: arms and the man, Leeds, 2009,

Notes

One of a series of skull caps including IV.277, IV.1433 and IV.1434. Ian Eaves suggested that these were for Almain rivets.