Object Title

Pot

Pot

Date

1645-1655

Object Number

IV.1188

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 where it is riveted at the inside rear. The main edge has a plain inward turn and is bordered by seven lining rivets of which two at each side with internal square washers also retained the connecting leathers for the missing cheekpieces. A one piece neckguard, embossed to simulate four lames, each bordered by an incised line decoration, is attached to the skull by a rivet at either side. It flares out slightly to its obtusely pointed end. Its main edge has plain inward turns accompanied by a sunken border in which are seven lining rivets with square internal washers of which one at the upper left side is missing. Above the central lining rivet are two decorative rivets. A curved peak is attached to the skull by a pivot at either side. It is medially pointed with plain inward edges. Its upward flanged rear edge, forming the arms of the peak, is shaped to the skull and base of the comb and has a double incised line decoration. Towards the rear of the peak are three holes for the missing faceguard. It is painted silver on the outside and on the inside of the neckguard and peak.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull Width: 19.0 cm ( 7.4 in), Skull Depth: 23.1 cm ( 9.1 in), Overall Depth: 38.2 cm ( 15.0 in), Face-guard Height: missing Weight: 1.255 kg ( 2 lb 12.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible. A large white P is painted on the inside skull.

Associations

Places England