Object Title

Pot

Pot

Date

1650

Object Number

IV.1163

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, where the pieces are riveted. The main edge has a plain, inward turn bordered by six round headed lining rivets with square washers, and by two similar rivets, retaining leather fragments at either side for the missing cheekpieces, with an additional decorative rivet at the right. The neckguard is attached by a rivet at either side. It flares to the neck, has a medial point and is embossed to simulate three lames. The main edge has a plain, inward turn over (very visible) wire, bordered originally by nine lining rivets of the above type, which retain fragments of the canvas lining band. The edge is much damaged and has a long riveted patch at the left. The neckguard is flat with round corners, a medial point and a level flange extended at either side where it is pivoted to the skull. A triple bar faceguard is attached, made of rectangular section bars terminating in a squat curled finial at the base. The left and centre bars have octagonal external washers. The neckguard is angled steeply toward the face. It is covered in thick, black paint, and fairly mangled.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull Width: 18.5 cm ( 7.3 in), Skull Depth: 24.0 cm ( 9.5 in), Overall Depth: 41.1 cm ( 16.2 in), Face-guard Height: 20.4 cm ( 8.0 in) Weight: 1.39 kg ( 3 lb 1 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England