Object Title

Adarga

Adarga

Date

1760

Object Number

V.98

Provenance

Presented by the trustees of the Wellcome Museum, 1954. c.f. no.3 (Wellcome Accessions No.152695)

Physical Description

Of bivalvular form, it is constructed of three thickness of rawhide stitched together with thongs of which two border the edge, the remainder forming a large rosette in the centre. Two leather enarmes and a leather loop are attached by thongs at the back. The outer face is painted with a floral design against a blue ground and in the centre with a rondel bearing a somewhat inaccurate version of the Royal Arms of Spain as bourn by Charles III (1759-88), the rondel being surmounted by a crown and framed in a floral wreath.

Dimensions

Dimensions: length 445 mm, width 483 mm Weight: 1.96 kg

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Places Spain
Mexico

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid: European Armour in the Tower of London. 1968. Plate CXXXVII