Object Title

Sword Pommel

Sword Pommel

Date

about 1600

Object Number

IX.740

Provenance

Presented by F.H. Cripps-Day, 1941-1942. From the Franz Thill Collection via Captain Jack Ball.

Physical Description

Of iron, cast and chiselled in the form of Turk's head, with moustache, wearing a turban and with the hair below represented as bobbles.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 51 mm (1.99 in.), Max. width (front to back): 42 mm (1.65 in.) Weight: 264 g (0 lb 9 1/2 oz)

Associations

Places Italy

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and A. Borg, European Swords and Daggers in the Tower of London, London, 1974, p. 22 and Pl. 37, third row, left.

Notes

For general comments on human-headed pommels see A.V.B. Norman and C.M. Barne, 'The Rapier and Small-Sword, 1460-1820', London etc., 1980, pp. 276-7, type 82.