Object Title

Pot

Pot

Date

1645-1655

Object Number

IV.1194

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AC 2 (1988)

Physical Description

Its skull is made in two halves joined in a low, medial comb, turned to the right and terminating a little above its lower edge. The main edge has a plain, inward turn, formerly bordered by ten lining rivets of which one at the front is missing, and of which three on each side retain 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, bordered by seven lining rivets, with square internal washers. A crude suspension hole has later been pierced above 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 main edge. Its upward flanged rear edge forming the arms of the peak is shaped to the skull and the base of the comb. At the rear of the peak proper are three holes for riveting the missing triple bar faceguard. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull Width: 19.3 cm ( 7.6 in), Skull Depth: 23.4 cm ( 9.3 in), Overall Depth: 37.9 cm ( 14.9 in), Face-guard Height: missing Weight: 1.72 kg ( 3 lb 12.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England