Object Title

Lower cannon of a left vambrace

Lower cannon of a left vambrace

Date

1555-1565

Object Number

III.3480

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, AS. 52 (1990)

Physical Description

It is of tubular from, tapering slightly to the wrist where it has a boldly roped inward turn with a recessed border expanding into pairs of adoised volutes at the inside and outside. A similar turn with a recessed border occurs at the inside and front of its upper edge where it is cut away towards the inside of the elbow.
It is formed of an inner and an outer plate, the former fitting within the latter. The plates are joined at the rear by two external hinges, each with lobed hasps, and formerly fastened at the front by a pin catch at the centre front, now riveted solidly.
The upper edge of the outer plate has a pair of holes at either side, one at each containinga flush rivet for the internal leather.
It is black and corroded. At the inside of the wrist is a pierced hoel, and adjacent to this is a crack in the edge.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 24.0 cm (9.5 in.), Diameter at wrist: 8.4 cm (3.3 in), Diameter at elbow: 11.5 cm (4.6 in) Weight: 0.38kg (13 1/4oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

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