Object Title

Cuirassier's breastplate

Cuirassier's breastplate

Date

1620

Object Number

III.1517

Provenance

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

Physical Description

The breastplate has a central keel, V-shaped waist and flange. Plain inward turns at neck and arm openings. Decorated with three stes of double incised lines down the medial keel and two sets running from the arm openings all meeting at the waist. At either side of the chest is a stud for fastening the shoulder straps.

Dimensions

Weight: kg ( 4 lb 14 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the left shoulder MA 2209.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1873 p.137, MA 2209

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1906 p.149, No 16/145

Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda at Woolwich, London, 1963, Vol 2, p.58, No. 16/115

Notes

Similar to III.1519