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Mail hood: O.189-1879

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




In the form of a V-shaped fave defence, and a falling aventail with two deep dags at either side and two more at the rear. The mail is all of riveted construction, with borders of butted brass links, many of which are missing. At the apex if an iron disc with a plume tube

Legal notes

Given by Robert Taylor, MA

Measurements and weight

Height: 56 cm
Link Diameter: 0.5 cm
Width: 785 g

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1879) by Taylor, Robert, MA


17th Century, Late
Circa 1660 - 1700

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.189-1879
Primary reference Number: 160135
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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