Object Title

Pot

Pot

Date

1645-1655

Object Number

IV.1191

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AC 7 (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 three flush rivets and two round headed rivets, with square internal washers retaining leather fragments at either side for the missing cheekpieces. The neckguard flares to the neck, with a medial point, and is embossed to simulate three lames. It is attached to the skull by a rivet at either side. The main edge has a plain inward turn bordered by seven lining rivets. The peak is flat and rounded with a medial point, and with a level flange embossed for the comb and extended at either side where it is pivoted to the skull. Towards the rear of the peak are three rivet holes for the missing triple bar faceguard. It is painted black. At the rear of the neckguard is a suspension hole.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull Width: 19.0 cm ( 7.4 in), Skull Depth: 23.5 cm ( 9.2 in), Overall Depth: 41.1 cm ( 16.2 in), Face-guard Height: missing Weight: 1.44 kg ( 3 lb 2.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

There are two indistinct marks on the peak and over the neck guard. Inside the peak, skull and neckguard are groups of eight wedge shaped construction marks.

Associations

Places England