Object Title

Right tasset

Right tasset

Date

1560

Object Number

III.3140

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Accessioned from Bowyer Tower AS 55 (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 edge have roped inward turns and the side edges have plain, partial turns, with recessed borders at the side and lower edges. The subsidiary edges are decorated by single incised lines. The lames are joined to one another by round-headed 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 originally bordered the lower edge, from which two are now missing. One externally flush rivet also borders the inside and outside edges of the first, third, and fifth lames. Piercing the lower edge of the upper lame are three rivet holes for the attaching the missing buckles. Two crude holes are pierced at the bottom of the fourth lame and at the separating, as one of the rivets which joined these two lames at the inner edge has become detached from it's hole. The lower lame is cracked in several places. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height 220 mm (8.6 in), width 205mm (8.1 in.) Weight: 500 g (1 lb 1 ¢ oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

A faint 9 is visible in discoloured white paint on the back of the uppermost lame.

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