Object Title

Right gauntlet

Right gauntlet

Date

1571-1599

Object Number

II.105 I

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

The cuff is pointed with a roped main edge bordered by an embossed, roped ridge, leaving a recessed border containing original brass capped iron rivets retaining an original leather lining band almost complete. The leathers holding the finger and thumb scales are modern. The exterior apart from the border is painted black.

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Notes

This gauntlet has been displayed since at least the 19th century with the composite cuirassier armour II.105, and has a carved wooden hand by which it was attached to the vambrace until 2005.