Object Title

Partial right tasset

Partial right tasset

Date

1570

Object Number

III.3152

Provenance

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

Physical Description

It is broad, with a medial ridge, formed of five upward overlapping lames. It widens towards the lower end. The lower edge has a roped inward turn and the sides have roped partial turns, in each case accompanied by a recessed border. The upper edge of each lame is decorated with a single incised line and a V-shaped nick at its centre. The lames are joined to one another by a single column of brass capped, round headed sliding rivets with square internal washers at the outside, and were formerly joined to one another by a single column of concealed, externally flush rivets retaining an internal leather at the centre and the inside. The partially preserved leather at the centre is a later replacement. The inner one is entirely missing, and the lames are now directly joined to one another by brass-capped, round headed rivets which pass through the holes that were formerly occupied by dummy rivets. The leathering rivets and the corresponding construction holes that were formerly occupied by dummy rivets. The leathering rivets on the lowest lames are of brass-capped, round-headed type. Five brass-capped, round headed rivets with circular internal washers (in one case missing, and in two cases partially missing) are found in border of the lowest lame, while a single one was found at either end if the second, fourth and lowest lames. Those on the second lame are now of externally flush form, while those on the fourth lame are missing. The outer end of the fourth lame has broken away through the rivet hole. The tasset lacks its uppermost lames. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height 153 mm (6 in), width 255 mm (10 in.) Weight: 430 g (15 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Italy