Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot

Date

1625-1635

Object Number

IV.1291

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS 90 (1989)

Physical Description

It has a high hemispherical skull with a broad integral brim narrowing and turned down at the side. It is made in two pieces joined in a low medial comb expanding to the centre and turned to the 'left' (the helmet is symmetrical, and no true orientation clear). The main edge has a plain inward turn bordered by an embossed rib, at either side of which are thirty three rivet holes, for decorative and lining rivets. The base of the skull is encircled by a broad recessed band with a medial rib and an upward point at the centre. The rib is bordered above and below by twenty two and twenty four rivet holes respectively, for decorative and cheekpiece rivets. The cheekpieces are missing. It is corroded and covered in thick black paint. At the rear of the brim is a large, jagged suspension hole, and at the right of the brim is a small pierced hole. The left of the skull is dented and cracked through expansively.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall Width: 28.2 cm (11.1 in), Overall depth: 39.5 cm ( 15.5 in), Skull width: 18.2 cm (7.3 in), Skull depth: 25.1 cm (9.1 in), Weight: 1.25 kg ( 2 lb 12 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England