pallone gauntlet

Wooden gauntlet, or bracciale, consisting of a cylinder of wood through which the wrist is passed and a hand grip at the further end. The surface is covered all over with wooden spikes. There is a carving around the hand guard and decoration consisting of metal bolts and impressed flower-like shapes.

A bracciale used in the game of pallone in Italy. The game of pallone is played with a hard inflated ball and the wooden gauntlet is used to strike it.

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