Object Title

Pot

Pot

Date

1650

Object Number

IV.1169

Physical Description

The skull is made of two pieces, joined in a low comb and terminating above the edge. The main edge has a plain, inward turn, bordered by four flush lining rivets at either side, with internal square washers, retaining fragments of leather, for the cheekpiece. The neckguard is attached by a rivet at either side. It flares to the neck, has a blunt medial point, and is embossed to simulate four lames. The main edge has a plain, inward turn with a sunken border once containing nine round headed lining rivets with square washers, of which the central one is missing. The peak is angular, with a medial point and an even flange, embossed for the comb, and extended on either side where it is pivoted to the skull. A triple bar faceguard is attached, made of rectangular section bars with a curled finial at the base. The right bar is broken. It is painted black. The skull is dented, with a small corroded hole at the front.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull Width: cm ( in), Skull Depth: cm ( in), Overall Depth: cm ( in), Face-guard Height: cm ( in) Weight: 1.785 kg ( 3 lb 15 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England