Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.1520

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 point at the waist, and has a flange. The arm and neck edges have plain inward turns. At either side of the chest is a stud for fastening the shoulder straps. The surface is black from the hammer.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 420 mm, width 340 mm Weight: 4000 g

Inscriptions and Marks

None. Formerly (and incorrectly) painted 16/130, number removed 1995. Stamped MA 2223.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1873 p.137, MA 2223

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1906 p.149, No 16/159

Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda at Woolwich, London,1963 Vol 2, p.58, No. 16/129