Object Title

Skull cap

Skull cap

Date

1500-1530

Object Number

IV.277

Provenance

Probably Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

Bowl-shaped and fitting closely to the head it is made in one piece, the lower edge being turned outwards to form a narrow brim upswept over the ears and widening in front to form a short, pointed peak. There is a row of small holes at the base of the skull for attaching the lining. The exterior is black from the hammer. At the tail is a suspension hole. High at the left front is a large dent.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 155 mm, width 225 mm, depth 275 mm Weight: 850 g

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Places Germany

Notes

Part of the same series as IV.276, IV.1434 and IV.1435. Ian Eaves suggested that these were for Almain rivets.