Object Title

Left gauntlet

Left gauntlet

Date

1600

Object Number

III.3783

Provenance

Bowyer Tower (1991)

Physical Description

Later adapted to funerary use. It is a pair to the right gauntlet III.3782.


Medially ridged cuff, of flared and pointed form. File-roped inward turn accompanied by a sunken border divided in two by a plain raised rib. Six metacarpal lames overlapping upwards. Knuckle-plate has raised plain rib. Four sets of downward-overlapping scales decorated with central, V-shaped nicks. Thumb defence of four downward-overlapping scales attached by wire. Black in colour with substantial traces of gold paint.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 41.5 cm ( 16.2 in), Width: 14.0 cm ( 5.5 in), depth: 14.0 cm ( 5.5 in) Weight: 0.89 kg ( 1 lb 15 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none. It is conceivable that the two shallow dents in the inside of the wrist-plate represent marks.

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