About this object

  • ID:

    A6338

  • Production date:

    1500-1599

  • Location:

  • One of four (A6335-A6338) ear- or cheek-pieces from a knitted woollen cap, 16th century, from Finsbury. The long lozenge or spearhead shaped ‘earpieces’ mostly survive separately from the caps, often with a cut at the top where it has been taken off. They were knitted separately in a tubular shape and stitched on either side of the head. However, since these long side pieces cover little of the ear and more of the jaw and neck under the chin, like a scarf, cheek pieces is a more accurate description.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    W 178 mm; L 114 mm

  • Materials

    wool

  • Last Updated

    2017-08-07

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • CREDIT

    Seymour Lucas Collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

  • Related place

    Islington (found)

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