The Wallace Collection

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Gauntlet
  • Gauntlet
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1500
  • Steel and copper alloy
  • Weight: 0.325 kg
  • A255
  • European Armoury I
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  • Right gauntlet, having a pointed cuff, of two V-shaped plates attached by sliding rivets, and a third plate between the cuff and the back of the hand. The edge of the cuff is turned outwards and flattened.
    This is embossed for the ulna. There are four metacarpal plates, a knuckle-plate of copper alloy with four low gadlings, and a mitten, consisting of four scalloped lames, three of steel and the end one of copper alloy.

    This gauntlet has undergone considerable modification. The copper alloy knuckle-plate and final finger-plate are improvements by a modern restorer.