Copper alloy chape, 132 mm long and 32 mm wide at the top, with the chape end 35 mm high and 33 mm wide. The upper part, cut from copper-alloy sheet, is now in two pieces, and a length of the frame is missing. The chape frame projects slightly above the bridge, which is straight, 12.5 mm deep, and has bordering grooves top and bottom. The clamps too are below the top of the frame, and are shaped as bird heads with large open eyes. There has been a band of openwork decoration across the back, the surviving piece seeming to be half of a figure-of-eight. The chape end, short with bulbous finials and moulded finishes, has been cast on and a marked colour difference suggests that it contains quite a lot of lead. It has a smooth, well-patinated surface but with several casting flaws, some subsequently filled, on the finials and finishes.
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