Object Title

Half armour

Half armour

Date

1565-1575

Object Number

II.45

Provenance

Purchased 1826 from Malta. Hewitt (1858) II.60; 1870-96, II.58; 1896-1916, II.66; omitted from Dillon (1910).

Physical Description

With etched decoration, lacking gauntlets. The gorget is composite, with original etching on the rear plates and modern etching to match on the rear. The vambraces are associated, but a pair. The tassets, of thirteen lames, are associated but a pair.

Dimensions

Dimensions: As mounted: Height: 785 mm; width: 650 mm; depth: 330 mm Weight: 30 lb

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859,