Object Title

Left lower cannon of a vambrace

Left lower cannon of a vambrace

Date

1560

Object Number

III.3467

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS. 52 (1990)

Physical Description

It is of tubular form, tapering slightly to the wrist where it has a file-roped inward turn accompanied by a recessed border. A similar turn and border occurs at the inside and fornt of its upper edge where it is cut away in a concave curve towards the inside of the elbow. The cannon is formed of an inner and an outer plate; the former fitting within the latter. The two plates are joined to one another at the rear by a pair of external iron hinges and originally fastened on the inside by a stud at the centre side edge of the inner plate engaging in a corresponding hole on the outer plate; the stud however is missing. The upper edge of the outer plate has a rivet-hole at either side for the attachment of internal connecting leathers. Close to each of these rivet-holes is a pair of small holes of indeterminate function. These similar holes are pierced in the lower recessed border.
It is externally bright and internally corroded and painted. Bright.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 22.3 cm (8.8 in.), Diameter at wrist: 9.9 cm (3.9 in), Diameter at elbow: 8.0 cm (3.1 in) Weight: 0.39kg (0lb 13 3/4 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places Italy