Object Title

Pot

Pot

Date

1645-1655

Object Number

IV.1175

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AC 2 (1988)

Physical Description

The skull is made in two pieces joined in a low comb turned to the right and terminating above the edge. The main edge has a plain, inward turn bordered by five flush lining rivets and two round headed rivets with square washers, retaining traces of leather, at either side for the missing cheekpieces. The neckguard is attached by a rivet at either side. It flares to the neck with a sharp medial point and is embossed to simulate three lames. The main edge has a plain inward turn bordered by seven round headed rivets with squarish washers. The peak is rounded with a sharp point and an even flange, embossed for the comb, and swept up slightly and extended to the sides where it is pivoted to the skull. The main edge has a plain inward turn, A triple bar faceguard is attached, made of rectangular section bars with a curled finial at the base. It is painted silver. There is a suspension hole pierced at the rear of the neckguard.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull Width: 19.6 cm ( 7.7 in), Skull Depth: 25.2 cm ( 9.9 in), Overall Depth: 42.2 cm ( 16.5 in), Face-guard Height: 19.0 cm ( 7.5 in) Weight: 1.475 kg ( 3 lb 4 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck inside the peak, skull and neckguard with groups of eleven wedge-shaped construction marks. Painted in white inside the skull P.

Associations

Places England