Object Title

Pot

Pot

Date

1645-1655

Object Number

IV.1211

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 partial inward turn and was bordered by eleven lining rivets with internal square washers, of which two at each side also retain fragments of the connecting leathers for the missing cheekpieces; that at the rear right is a later replacement using the original neckguard rivet. The three front rivets have been crudely punched out for suspension. A one piece neckguard, embossed to simulate three lames, is now attached to the skull by a rivet at either side, of which the right having became damaged, a new hole was punched to the right of it. It flares slightly to its obtusely pointed end. Its main edge has plain inward turns bordered by seven lining rivets with internal square washer. To the right of the central rivet is a small punched hole of indeterminate function. A peak is attached to the skull by a pivot at either side. It is medially pointed with plain inward turned edges. Its upward flanged rear edge forming the arms of the peak is shaped to the skull and base of the comb. Riveted to the rear of the peak is a triple bar faceguard made of bars of rectangular section, welded together at the base to form a straight finial. It is painted black overall.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull Width: 19.2 cm ( 7.6 in), Skull Depth: 24.2 cm ( 9.5 in), Overall Depth: 39.0 cm ( 15.4 in), Face-guard Height: 18.5 cm ( 7.3 in) Weight: 1.395 kg ( 3 lb 1.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England