Object Title

Left gauntlet

Left gauntlet

Date

1630

Object Number

III.3882

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS 82 (1991)

Physical Description

Its cuff is of flared and pointed form. Made in one piece. File-roped inward turn accompanied by three incised lines. Three metacarpal lames overlapping upwards to a knuckle-plate which is roughly indented and notched for the fingers. Four sets of downward-overlapping finger scales decorated with single incised line. Thumb scale attached. The centre of the wrist plate is decorated with a lozenge formed of pairs of incised lines. The knuckle-plate and metacarpal lames are decorated with double incised lines. Bright with extensive patination.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 39.5 cm ( 15.5 in), Width: 14.9 cm ( 5.9 in), Depth: 17.0 cm ( 6.7 in) Weight: 0.67 kg ( 1 lb 7.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Places England