Object Title

Neckguard

Neckguard

Date

1640

Object Number

IV.2033

Provenance

First registered 29 June 2004 following return from loan to the Australian War Memorial [museum] (reg. no. OL00378.029), being the remains of one of the Loans to the Dominions, sent out in 1921.

Physical Description

It is made in one piece, embossed to simulate four lames and decorated with three columns of decorative rivets, the central on double. The main edge has a plain inward turn with a recessed border containing 13 rivets, alternatively lining rivets with square washers and decorative rivets. At the point is a suspension hole. At the upper right corner is a rivet hole for attachment to the skull, and on the upper left corner is a jagged, broken-out rivet hole. The exterior and interior are painted black, with corrosion spotting through.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 118 mm, width 215 mm Weight: 270 g

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Flanders

Notes

Almost certainly part of the harquebus pot IV.2030.