Object Title

Left elbow gauntlet

Left elbow gauntlet

Date

1671-1699

Object Number

III.1782

Provenance

Tower Arsenal; accessioned from the vaults, 1983.

Physical Description

The main plate extends from the wrist to beyond the point of the elbow. At the upper edged is an inward turn, a row of brass rivets and a single engraved line. It is overlapped and riveted on the inside. Five parallel lanes decorated with a single engraved line protect the metacarpals and the knuckles. The finger and thumb plates are modern replacements. It is painted black

Dimensions

Weight: 2 lb 2 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

This is a larger gauntlet than the others in this group and appears to be of a later series. May be II.301