Object Title

Right tasset

Right tasset

Date

1590

Object Number

III.3168

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Accessioned from Bowyer Tower AS 56 (1989).

Physical Description

It is broad, with a slight medial ridge, formed of ten upward overlapping lames, widening towards the lower end and cut away slightly at the crotch. The lower edge has a roped inward turn and the side edges have file roped partial turns, with recessed borders at the side and lower edges. The subsidiary edges are decorated with double incised lines. Each lame has a V-shaped nick at its centre. The lames are joined to one another by internal leathers at the outside edge and at the centre, and by round-headed rivets with either square or circular washers at the inside. The single column of rivets of the central and outside leathers have flat, circular heads and are hidden under the overlaps of the lames, excepting the bottom rivet of the central leather which is round headed and pierces through to the outside of the tenth lame. Another round headed rivet has been added to the right of this bottom rivet in order to secure the end of the lather firmly to the lame. The single column of rivets at the inside edges now pass through construction holes formerly occupied by dummy rivets, thereby securing the lames to one another rigidly. Five round-headed lining rivets with circular internal washers border the lower edge and one round headed lining rivet with circular internal washer borders the inside and outside edges of the first, second, fourth, sixth eighth and tenth lames. Attached to the lower edge of the uppermost lame are three double-ended, D-shaped iron buckles with rectangular hasps terminating in a crudely rounded edge. At either side of the upper lame's upper edge is crudely pierced suspension hole. A triangular patch has been riveted to the back of the upper lame, directly above the internal leather at the outside edge. Bright.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height 270 mm (10 ¢ in), width 295 mm (11.5/8 in.) Weight: 720 g (1 lb 9 ? oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Italy