Object Title

Left gauntlet

Left gauntlet

Date

1601-1630

Object Number

III.3870

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS 82 (1991)

Physical Description

Of flared and rounded form. Made in one piece. File-roped inward turn. Five metacarpal lames overlapping upwards terminating in a knuckle-plate which is notched and indented. Four sets of upward-overlapping finger scales , the third finger defence is lacking all but one of its scales. Thumb scale attached. The gauntlet is fitted with a modern, buff-leather glove, sewn to the edges of the connecting leather of the finger and thumb defences. Bright with extensive patination.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 31.3 cm ( 12.3 in), Width: 13.7 cm ( 5.4 in), depth: 14.0 cm ( 5.5 in) Weight: 0.69kg ( 1 lb 8.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Places Italy