Object Title

Left gusset

Left gusset

Date

1555-1565

Object Number

III.2901

Provenance

Old Tower Collection. Found in Bowyer Tower AS 24 (1988)

Physical Description

It is curved to the arm and has a boldly roped, inward turned outer edge. The inner edge is pierced near the top with a diagonal, rectangular slot for a sliding rivet, and near the bottom with a circular hole, now broken away through its centre, for a fixed rivet which attached the gusset to the breastplate. The crudely cut inner edge is shaped around these attachment points. Near the upper end are a pair of crudely pierced, recent holes, of which the outer is broken out. Russet colour.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 21.7 cm ( 8.5 in), Width: 10.0 cm ( 3.9 in), Depth: 3.8 cm ( 1.9 in), Weight: 0.10 kg ( 0 lb 3.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Italy