Artifact of the Day

144.d

Left tasset

Europe

Associated with breastplate HAM# 144.C. Black-painted steel. Part of a pair with HAM# 144.E. Apparently restored, of form for heavy infantry armor, ca. 1620-30. It is trapezoidal, with rounded basal corners & embossed to simulate 5 lames, with false rivets & 2 (old) buckles at top.