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Title Guardian
Dating 1337?
Location Gent
Type of the object statue
Provenance Gent, province of East Flanders, Belgium
Place of exposition Stonework Museum, Gent, Belgium
Date of manufacturing  
1337-1339 - 'guardian of the belfry (3 others aren't authentic)', belfry, Gent, province of East Flanders, Belgium
The guardian of the belfry wears a bascinet with a camail, attached by vervelles (an early example of this way of fastening); a gambeson; a hauberk with small sleeves; a coat-of-plates with shoulder extensions (over the mail sleeves); maybe long mail sleeves for the arms; plates of cuir-bouilli on the upper arms; roundels at the elbows; probably cuir-bouilli for the lower arms and some sort of splinted or studded gauntlets for the hands.
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