Object Title

Left tasset

Left tasset

Date

1555-1565

Object Number

III.921

Provenance

From Malta, 1826.

Physical Description

Consists of five lames. A broad band of etched decoration runs up the sentre, consisting of scrolling foliage involving birds and amorini, the edges of the band bordered at intervals with fleus-de-lys. Narrow sunken borders etched with foliage. The bottom lame has turning pins for an extension.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 240 mm, width 230 mm, depth 80 mm Weight: 1 lb 1 oz (0.45kg)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Notes

Tere is a very similar armour in the MusÙe de l'ArmÙe