Object Title

Sabaton

Sabaton

Date

1527

Object Number

II.8 T

Provenance

Transferred from Greenwich in 1649.

Physical Description

Formed of a toe cap, shaped in the fashionable 'bear's paw' form, with a series of seven articulating lames, the rearmost with a boxed plain turn on its main edge and a series of pierced holes for points. Bright finish.

Materials

Dimensions

SabatonDepth140 mm
SabatonHeight95 mm
SabatonWeight264 g
SabatonWidth154 mm

Associations

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plates IV, XVIII-XXIII.

Notes

This sabaton may have originally be part of a field armour for Henry VIII. In form it is closely comparable to that of the sabatons of the 'Genouilhac armour' in the Metropolitan Museum New York (no. 19.131.1,2) which is dated 1527 which was probably made for Henry.

Removed from display on armour II.8 when it was dismounted from horse armour VI.13-16 in 1963. RC2: