Object Title

Mitten gauntlet

Mitten gauntlet

Date

1501-1530

Object Number

III.2651

Provenance

Middle Flint Tower (1987)

Physical Description

Composed of a cuff, five metacarpal lames and a thumb plate. It is d ecorated with a central band of eiight flutes, with a band of three flutes at the right and two at the left, narrowing to single flutes on the finger plates. the main edges are scalloped at the fluting. The ridge on the knuckle lame is embossed with a herringbone pattern. The borders of the cuff, knuckle lame and terminal finger plate are etched with bands of floral ornament.

Inscriptions and Marks

Inside the cuff is a group of seven punched dots, with another nearby.

Associations

Places Germany