Object Title

Left pauldron and full vambrace

Left pauldron and full vambrace

Date

1601-1630

Object Number

III.3784

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS 47 (1991)

Physical Description

It comprises a pauldron, turner, upper cannon, couter and lower cannon.


The pauldron consists of nine lames, overlapping outwards from the 5th It is shaped to the shoulder and upper arm. The first and fifth lames are deeper than the rest. The main edges have plain inward turns bordered by single incised line decoration within which are lining rivets. All subsidiary edges have a medial cusp and a cusp at each rivet, bordered by single incised line decoration. The first lame has a horizontal slot below which is a later iron buckle for attachment to the gorget. The first to the ninth lames and turner are connected by a modern central internal leather strap. The sixth to ninth lames and turner also are connected at the front and rear by a column of rivets, adjacent to which, are the rivets holes for a restraining leather. The fifth to sixth lames are connected at the front and rear by a modern leather strap. The fifth lame has a pairs of skeumorphic rivets.


The turner and upper cannon completely encircle the arm. The upper cannon rotates on the turner and has a cut-out which has a plain inward turn on the front for the passage of the upper arm.


The couter consists of five plates the largest and central plate is made in one piece closed at the rear by an inward overlapping joint secured by two externally flush rivets. It is shaped to the elbow and expands into a heart-shaped wing at the front and rear and has a pucker where it curves round the inside of the arm. the main edges have plain inward turns All subsidiary edges have a medial cusp and a cusp at each rivet, bordered by single incised line decoration. The main plate is connected at the front and rear to the upper and lower cannon each by two articulating lames.


The lower cannon is of tubular form, tapering slightly to the wrist. It is formed of a front and rear plate, joined at the rear by a single internal hinge and closed at the front by a sprung stud. The lower edge has a plain inward turn borderd by double incised border decoration. the upper edge of the front plate, which is cut away to accomodate the elbow, has a similar turn and border. It is externally bright.

Dimensions

Weight: 2.33 kg ( 5 lb 2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none.The internal upper edhges of the 6th-9th lames and the turner with 'V' shaped nicks 3,4,5 recpectivly.

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