Object Title

Right tasset

Right tasset

Date

1560

Object Number

III.3141

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Accessioned from Bowyer Tower, AS 54 (1989).

Physical Description

It is narrow, formed of five upward overlapping lames, widening towards the lower end, and cut away at the crotch. The upper lame has a small step at its inner edge. The upper and lower edges have roped inward turns and the side edges have plain, partial turns, with recessed borders at the side and lower edges. The lames are joined by sliding rivets with crudely shaped washers at the outside, and originally by articulating leathers at the centre and the inside. The single column of rivets of the central leather are flush, retain fragments of the leather band, and are hidden under the overlaps of the lames. The single column of round-headed rivets at the inside now pass through construction holes formerly occupied by dummy rivets, thereby securing the lames to one another rigidly. Five externally flush lining rivets border the lower edge, retaining a strip of the lining leather. One externally flush lining rivet borders the inside and outside edges of each lame, excepting the third lame, from which both the inside and outside lining rivets are missing. Piercing the lower edge of the upper lame are three rivet holes for attaching the missing buckles. At the inside end of the upper lame's upper edge is a crudely pierced suspension hole. An externally flush rivet of indeterminate function has been added towards the outside edge of the first lame's upper edge. The third and fourth lames are partially detached and only the rivet at the inside edge remains to keep them joined. Small cracks are visible on the fourth and fifth lames. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height 215 mm (8.5 in), width 205mm (8.1 in.) Weight: 540 g (1 lb 2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

An indistinct number in discoloured white paint is located on the back of the second lame.

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