Object Title

Pot

Pot

Date

1650

Object Number

IV.1182

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AC 2 (1988)

Physical Description

The skull is made in two halves joined in a low, medial comb, turned to the left and terminating a little above its lower edge. The main end has a plain, inward turn, bordered by nine lining rivets of which two on each side are, or were in one case, 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 very slightly to its obtusely pointed end. Its main edge has a plain, inward turn bordered by seven lining rivets with square, internal rivets. A crude suspension hole has later been pierecd immediately to the right of the central rivet. Attached to the skull by a pivot at each side is a slightly rounded, centrally pointed peak with a plain, inward turned edge. Its upward flanged rear edge, forming the arms of the peak, is shaped to the skull and the base of the comb. Riveted to the rear 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. Painted silver.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull Width: 19.1 cm ( 7.5 in), Skull Depth: 23.8 cm ( 9.4 in), Overall Depth: 40.2 cm ( 15.8 in), Face-guard Height: 21.1 cm ( 8.3 in) Weight: 1.57 kg ( 3 lb 7 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

The front of the peak is struck just left of centre with an indinguishable mark. Inside of left of skull painted, in white, with the letter 'P'.

Associations

Places England