The Wallace Collection

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Gauntlet
  • Gauntlet
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1560
  • Iron or steel, copper alloy, leather and coarse linen
  • Weight: 0.51 kg
  • A273
  • European Armoury III
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  • Right gauntlet, having a slightly pointed cuff with central ridge, made in two pieces (outer and inner) riveted together, with sunk border and roped edge, and bordered with modern brass-headed rivets for the lining strap. To the cuff are riveted two articulated lames at the wrist overlapping downwards, and the back of the hand is protected by five metacarpal plates, working on sliding rivets and overlapping upwards. Triple knuckle-plates; scaled fingers and thumb-piece attached by a leather. Most of the original glove of coarse linen remains inside. There is a buckled strap across the inside of the wrist and the remains of a second.