Object Title





Object Number



Bowyer Tower Bay 6 (1988)

Physical Description

Its skull is made in two halves joined in a low, medial comb, turned to the left and terminating a little above its lower edge. Running parallel to each side of the comb is a decorative, incised line. The main edge of the skull has a plain, inward turn formerly bordered by ten lining rivets of which one at the right is missing, and of which two at each side are fitted with square, internal washers retaining fragments of the connecting leathers for the missing cheekpieces. Attached to the skull by a rivet at each side is a one piece neckguard, embossed to simulate three lames, which flares slightly to its obtusely pointed end. Its main edge has a plain, inward turn accompanied by a recessed border which originally contained ten lining rivets of which that at the point has later been removed to form a suspension hole, now broken, out, just inside which is pierced a second suspension hole. A single rivet decorates the centre of the third and widest simulated lame. The upper edge of each simulated lame is decorated with a single incised line. Attached to the skull by a pivot at each side is a slightly rounded, centrally pointed peak with a plain, inward turned main edge accompanied by a recessed border. Its upward flanged rear edge, forming the arms of the peak, is shaped to the skull and the base of the comb. Riveted towards the front of the peak proper is a triple bar faceguard made of bars of rectangular section, welded together at the base to form a downward projecting finial with an outward turned edge. Painted silver.


Dimensions: Skull width: 18.0 cm (7.1 in), Skull depth: 22.7 cm ( 9.0 in), Overall Depth: 39.8 cm ( 15.7 in), Face-guard Height: 20.5 cm ( 8.1 in) Weight: 1.56 kg ( 3 lb 7.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible outside. Paited 'P', in white, inside.


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