Object Title

Finger scales

Finger scales

Date

1590-1610

Object Number

III.4397

Provenance

Probably old Tower collection. Found in Waterloo Attic Room B.

Physical Description

Curved to the finger. Consisting of 6 scales overlapping outwards, drawn out to an oblique point at the lower edge and secured to fragments of the leather glove by 1 externally flush rivet at the upper end.
All subsidiary edges are bordered by
double
* incised line decoration.
The 6th scale has a rounded lower edge with an additional externally domed rivet, with internal square washer, to secure it. It has double incised line decoration shaped to the finger-nail. It is externally bright.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Max. length: 8.4 cm. ( 3.3 in.), Max. Width: 1.6 cm. ( 0.6 in.), Weight: 0.02 kg. ( 0.5 oz.)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Europe