Object Title

Pot

Pot

Date

1645-1655

Object Number

IV.1193

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 six round headed lining rivets, four with a flush interior and two with square washers, at front and back one rivet secures the two pieces of the comb. There are two holes at either side for rivets which would have held leathers for the cheekpieces. The neckguard is attached by a rivet at either side which retains a fragment of canvas lining. It flares to the neck, has a medial point and is embossed to simulate three lames. There are six round headed lining rivets with flush interior. The peak has a medial point and a level flange formed to the comb. The peak is pivoted to the skull, there are two original holes remaining for the peaks attachments, the left one having broken out. It is uncertain whether the original peak was reattached or if the peak is associated. A triple bar faceguard is attached made of bars of rectangular section with a curved finial base. The helmet is painted black. The lower edge of the neckguard is cracked exposing the wire, it had been turned over. The left side of the peak near the flange is bent and missing part of its turned border.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull Width: 19.0 cm ( 7.5 in), Skull Depth: 23.9 cm ( 9.4 in), Overall Depth: 35.4 cm ( 13.9 in), Face-guard Height: 21.7 cm ( 8.5 in) Weight: 1.6 kg ( 3 lb 8.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England