Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot

Date

1625-1635

Object Number

IV.1298

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS 84 (1989)

Physical Description

It has a squat hemispherical skull with a narrow integral brim turned down slightly all round. It is made in two pieces joined in a flat riveted seam with internal cusps. The main edge has a plain inward turn, with a sunken border. The base of the skull is encircled by fourteen round headed lining rivets with square internal washers of which the third and fourth from the rear at either side also retain fragments of the leathers for the missing cheekpieces. Considerable portions of the canvas lining band survive, and pass over the leathers. It is painted black, and pierced with a large, jagged suspension hole at the front.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall Width: 25.7 cm (10.0 in), Overall depth: 32.2 cm ( 12.8 in), Skull width: 17.5 cm (7.0 in), Skull depth: 21.1 cm (8.4 in), Weight: 0.9 kg ( 1 lb 15.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Deeply struck at the rear left of the brim with an illegible crowned IR for the Arsenal of James II. Painted inside in white 374.

Associations

Places Flanders