The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Gauntlet
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1600
  • Steel and leather
  • Weight: 0.73 kg
  • A274
  • European Armoury II
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  • Left gauntlet, having a plain, pointed cuff made in two parts (outer and inner), riveted together, with roped edge bordered with steel-headed rivets for the lining strap. Five metacarpal lames, double knuckle-plates, and scaled fingers. The thumb is attached by a leather rather than a hinge. The leather glove remains in the interior.