Object Title

Mantlet

Mantlet

Date

1471-1499

Object Number

V.5

Provenance

Lanthorn Tower, room three.

Physical Description

Deeply curved to a semi-cylindrical shape at the top and bottom. Constructed of two layers of wood with a layer of coarse canvas between, over which is another layer of canvas faced with parchment which has been covered with gesso; the inner side is also covered with gessaed parchment. Three vision slits have been pierced near the top on the right sode, two horizontal and one vertical, and an iron hook-shaped rest for supporting a weapon is fixed to the right-hand edge. The outer face is crudely painted and has been over painted in black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: length 1016 mm, width 349 mm Weight: 6.21 kg

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Places Europe