Object Title

Cuirassier's breastplate

Cuirassier's breastplate

Date

1631-1670

Object Number

III.1538

Provenance

Transferred from the Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich, 1978.

Physical Description

The breastplate has a raised neck and a medial keel terminating in a blunt point at the waist, which has a flange with a stud at the back of each side. The arm and neck edges have plain inward turns. At either side of the chest is a mushroom-headed stud for fastening the shoulder straps. Painted black.

Dimensions

Weight: kg ( 4 lb 4 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none visible. Painted in white 16/155. No MA number visible.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Rotunda Catalogue, 1873 p.137, MA 2219

Rotunda Catalogue, 1906 p.149, No 16/155

Rotunda Catalogue, 1963, Vol 2, p.58, No. 16/125

Notes

This is one of a group of breastplates with distinctive mushroom-shaped studs.