Object Title

Pot

Pot

Date

1645-1655

Object Number

IV.1178

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AC 2 (1988)

Physical Description

Its skull is made in two halves joined in a low, medial comb turned to the left and terminating a little above its lower edge where at the rear it is retained by a rivet inside. The main edge has a plain inward turn and is bordered by lining rivets of which two at either side with internal square washers also retain fragments of the connecting leathers for the missing cheekpieces. At either side of the central rivet which retains fragments of the canvas lining band are two roughly pierced holes possibly for suspension. A one piece neckguard, embossed to simulate three lames, is attached to the skull by a rivet at either side. It flares slightly to its obtusely pointed end. Its main edge has plain inward turns bordered by seven lining rivets with internal square washers. To the left and above the central rivet are two holes of indeterminate function. A peak is attached to the skull by a small 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 front of the peak is a triple bar faceguard made of bars of rectangular section, welded together at the base to form a curled finial. It is painted black overall. The right faceguard bar has come away from the peak.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull Width: 17.8 cm ( 7.0 in), Skull Depth: 22.9 cm ( 9.0 in), Overall Depth: 37.2 cm ( 14.1 in), Face-guard Height: 20.7 cm ( 8.1 in) Weight: 1.635 kg ( 3 lb 9.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England